Maple Syrup Spare Ribs

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Preparation Time:
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2.2 lbs spare ribs
  • 2 cups maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup soya sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • Tabasco or chilli peppers, to taste


  1. Fill a large casserole with salted cold water and boil the ribs for 45 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In another casserole, mix maple syrup with ginger, soya sauce, garlic, sesame oil and Tabasco (or chilli peppers) and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Preheat barbecue on high.
  4. Drain ribs from the casserole pot, pat dry and baste with the maple sauce. Reduce barbecue to low and grill ribs for 6 minutes on each side.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.