Spareribs and Barbecue Sauce

I do the cooking at home. Though I cannot say that I am a really good cook, at least I try my best to cook a tasty food. Since even before I got married, I already am cooking (well not all the married people I know cook).

I remember clearly that I learned to cook when I was about 10. (What a milestone, that was also the time that I learned to swim, read my recent post) And the first viand that I learned to cook is minced pork with cubed potatoes. Not bad for a first right? While most of us would first learn to cook sunny side up eggs and the likes, I learned to cook sunny side up (perfectly), just maybe a year ago. No, don’t laugh at me please. Because I tried to cook it before, but everytime, I couldn’t get it perfected. And at home, most of us would not want to eat a dried-and-overcooked-yolk. What all of us would want is the one that oozes out once your fork touches its surface. But at least now I am able to do. Hihi 😉

And so, when I saw the raw spare ribs yesterday in the kitchen, I kept wondering what to do with it. Since all I could think of is pork bone/ pork rib soup. So what I did, as I usually do, is to head to my cellphone and typed through the browser – ‘spare ribs recipe’.. And the first thing that came out is ‘baby back spare ribs’.. Hmm.. Not bad. So then I searched for recipes to follow. And I ended up finding barbecue sauces listed all over.

So then, I read through, but was a bit disappointed as some of the ingredients are not found in my cupboard.. Oh no.. My dreams shattered, and I found myself lost again. But then I remembered having tried to make my own barbecue sauce before. And then, quickly, I walked to the kitchen, and tried to make my own version. Adding a bit of spices compared to my previous recipe, and then tasting and trying to remembering the taste of my previous baby back ribs from the restaurant.. And after 2 or 3 taste tests, I was happy because finally, my taste buds were awakened. And what’s left is to wait for my hubby’s reaction.

I busied myself at home yesterday.. And then when the door lock clicked open, and mister husband showed up, he went directly the refrigerator, and then to me, and uttered: “Are there no more spareribs left?”

Whew. Thank goodness he liked my recipe. 🙂

I was happy because I knew that he liked it. Teehee. 😀

So what then were the stuffs that I added to my own improvised barbecue sauce?

Read on if you are interested. 🙂

Barbecue Sauce by yours truly

  • 1 cup Tomato Catsup
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Cane Sugar (you may use plain white or brown sugar)
  • 3 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • a pinch of Ground Pink (Himalayan) Salt
  • a dash of Ground Black Pepper


  1. Add all the ingredients and heat them in a pan until sauce thickens.
  2. Add the pork bone/spareribs and heat until the sauce sticks to the meat.
  3. Enjoy!

Oh, and by the way, I already boiled the spareribs for around 45 minutes to soften the meat.

So maybe, it seems that I will cook this anytime soon. 😉