Orange Soy Glazed Ribs

serves 3-4

  • 2  1/2 lbs. baby back pork ribs
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, for serving

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Cut each rack of ribs in half along the bone so they can be easily stacked. Lay them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil.  Liberally season both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Stack ribs on top of each other on baking sheet and place in the oven for 2 hours, shifting the bottom layer of ribs to the top every 30 minutes until they are tender and almost falling off the bone.

Meanwhile, heat BBQ sauce, orange juice, zest, and soy sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer over the stove until mixture starts to bubble. Season to taste. If you like a sweeter sauce, add honey. Remove from heat and set aside.

Let ribs cool for 5 minutes and then cut the ribs into individual pieces. Place ribs back on the baking sheet and baste all sides with orange soy BBQ sauce.

Turn oven to BROIL and place the ribs on a rack in the middle of the oven. Broil 4-5 minutes per side, or until the oven creates a nice char on the meat. Flip the ribs over, baste and repeat with the other side. Pull ribs out of the oven, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top and serve warm.