This week's recipe cola and jam spareribs. My family loves baby back ribs so I used those ribs instead of the spareribs. The ribs are rubbed with a Chinese five-spice powder and ginger, then coated with a apricot jam, orange juice and lemon juice mixture. I marinated the ribs for a few hours but they can also be cooked right away. The Coca-Cola comes in during the baking process as a basting liquid. The end result... the ribs were good. I thought the flavors could have been stronger. The kids enjoyed them and cooking process was easy. I served them with steamed broccoli and cardamom rice pilaf (from a couple of weeks ago).
Check out the cola and jam ribs made by other folks participating in French Fridays with Dorie. http://www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com/