thisNZlife Farmers’ Market Recipe: Spicy Tamarind Spare Ribs

This pork rib recipe from Jenny’s Kitchen is so delicious and easy-to-make, it will become your summer go-to. Make them in the barbecue or the oven and order  Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney direct from the thisNZlife Farmers’ Market with the click of a button.


1 kg pork ribs (1 rack)
1 tablespoon salt
2 litres water
3 tablespoons Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney (any heat)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon Sriracha


1.Rinse ribs under running water and then place in a large pot (cut rack in half to fit). Add salt and fill the pot with cold water until ribs are submerged (about 2L). Bring to the boil, removing any scum from the surface, then turn heat down to low. Cover with lid and simmer ribs for 1 hour. Once ribs are cooked, use tongs to remove them from the liquid, letting any water drip off them.

2.Place the other ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.

3. OVEN METHOD: Preheat oven to 180°C. Place the ribs meat side down on a foil-lined baking tray. Baste both sides of the ribs with the sauce. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes until caramelised.

4. BARBECUE METHOD: Place ribs in shallow container and baste generously on both sides. Heat a barbecue grill and cook ribs for 15-20 minutes, basting until caramelised.

Jenny's Kitchen Tamarind Chutney: MILD


Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney is the legendary Tamarind Chutney that was created years ago on Waiheke Island by Jenny Stewart. An amazing depth of flavour has made Jenny’s Tamarind Chutney an award winner. It is simply addictive, with a cult following of foodies that will track it down from the other ends of the earth. Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney is available on our Farmers’ Market


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