Baked marinated spareribs with noodles

Baked marinated spareribs with noodles

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  • 2 to 4
  • Easy
  • Dairy free
  • 20 minutes, plus marinating time
  • 55 minutes
  • De Grendel Merlot 2008


  • 2 sheets of lean spareribs (about 500 g each)
  • 125 g pad Thai noodles
  • Watercress, to garnish
  • For the marinade, mix:
  • zest of 1 orange, finely sliced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 x 2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 fresh red chilli, chopped
  • 3 T soya sauce

Cooking Instructions

In a bowl or roasting bag, marinate the ribs for a few hours or overnight.
Bring to room temperature while preheating the oven to 180°C.
Arrange in a single layer in a roasting pan lined with baking paper and bake for 50 minutes, basting now and again, or until very tender and well-browned.

Soak the noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes then cook in a saucepan of simmering water for a few minutes, or until tender. Drain well then mix with the roasting pan juices.

Serve with the marinated ribs and a good handful of watercress.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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