Gluten-Free Orange-Glazed Pork Ribs Recipe
By: Gillian on July 4th, 2012
Don’t worry if you don’t have a barbecue grill, because these delicious gluten-free baby back ribs are baked in the oven. The meat is marinated overnight in a garlic and orange marinade which tenderizes the meat and infuses flavor. They are then basted in the oven until a beautiful glaze forms. The ribs are tasty enough that they do not need to be served with a gluten-free barbecue sauce. Fresh corn on the cob, gluten-free coleslaw, or gluten-free potato salad would be great accompaniments to this dish.
2 Tbs orange zest
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup Lea & Perrin Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbs soy sauce (gluten-free)
2/3 cup honey
2 Tbs minced garlic
3 3/4 lb baby back pork ribs
Salt & pepper
In a medium bowl, mix together the ingredients for the marinade. Place half the ribs (they will need to be cut in half to fit) in one large resealable plastic bag and the remainder in another large resealable bag, pour the marinade equally into both bags, and seal. Turn the bags to coat all sides of the meat. Place bags on a plate or in a large bowl (in case there are any leaks) and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour the marinade from both bags into a small saucepan and boil until it is reduced to about 1 cup (about 5-10 minutes). Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil and arrange the ribs, round side up, in a single layer. Season the meat with salt and pepper (not too much!). Bake for 10 minutes and then brush both sides of the ribs with the marinade. Bake the ribs for another 40 minutes, brushing the top of the ribs about every 10 minutes with the marinade. Remove the pan from the oven. Cut the meat into single rib portions, place back in the pan and return to the oven to bake for another 10 minutes. Turn frequently until the ribs are a deep brown color. Serve immediately.