Hawaiian Barbecue Ribs + Apple Potato Salad + Dirty Rice

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  • Baby Back Ribs (around 1.1kg)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp spanish paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce (I used Hunt’s BBQ Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/4 cup Pineapple marmalade


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (150ºC). Cover your pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Peel the silver skin (that’s the film like skin) off the back of the ribs – lift with a sharp knife and grab with a paper towel to remove.
  3. Prepare dry rub by combining the following ingredients in a bowl: salt, pepper, brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder,cumin,chili powder, and instant coffee.
  4. Coat the baby back ribs with dry rub and place bone side down in your pan.
  5. Cover with foil to prevent it from burning.
  6. Roast Ribs in the oven for 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the thickness. This pair I roasted for 2.5 hours.
  7. Combine BBQ sauce, liquid smoke, and pineapple marmalade in a bowl, mix well.
  8. Brush all sides of ribs. Return in the oven without the foil cover and cook until bubbly.
  9. Serve with apple potato salad, dirty rice and fried saba.