roasted pork ribs in the oven

Pork Ribs Recipe

It is my first preparation of a marinade for pork ribs which turned out as good as I expected. Previously, I had prepared pork ribs but it lacked some ingredient and marination time was less which is why I was reluctant to post it until now. I realized that this recipe turned out just the way I wanted. The excess marination gives it a nice roasted flavor with delicious, sweet and aromatic spice blend.

When marinating I initially thought the tomato ketchup would make it too sweet but it actually wasn’t sweet as it had a combination of other flavors. I really wouldn’t need to buy ready-made marinated pork ribs from the supermarket anymore, which I used to before, and they turned out too salty for me. This recipe just requires a few spices and its ready for the following day. It’s a perfect recipe even for a barbecue party and all you have to do is marinate the pork ribs few hours in advance.


Preparation time: 5 minutes (excludes marination)

Cooking time: 25 minutes


Pork ribs – 1 kg (1 lb 4 oz)

Vegetable oil / Olive oil – 1 tbsp

Garlic clove – 1 big, cut into half (or you can also add 1/2 tsp paste to the marinade & skip adding garlic clove when frying)


For marinade

Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp or more if required depending on sweetness

Light soya sauce -2 tbsp

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp

Paprika powder – 1 tsp

Nandos peri-peri garlic sauce / sweet chili sauce – 1 tbsp

Salt -1/4 tsp



1. Wash the pork ribs and cut them into individual ribs.

raw pork ribs

2. Combine all the ingredients under marinade in a large non-metallic bowl.

marinade for ribs

3. Place them in a sealed zip-lock bag overnight or for 24 hours. Make sure you use all the excess marinade when placing them in zip-lock bags.

marinade for ribs sealed in a zip-lock bag for 24 hours

4. Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil, add garlic clove and fry it in the oil for 1 minute. Toss in the ribs along with the marination. Fry each side tossing and turning every 1 minute. Fry for 5-7 mins.

pan-fry for few mins before placing in the oven

5. In an oven set at 200 degrees Celsius (395 degree Fahrenheit). Put the ribs at the center on the oven rack. Set on Grill mode if you using an electric oven. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes turning the side once after 12 minutes.

6. Once its nicely roasted or browned, remove them from the oven and serve.

roasted pork ribs in the oven


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