We had New Year Eve's dinner at home. I was wary with the crowd and figured that I wouldn't want to dine in a busy restaurants where a whole lot of hungry customers wait impatiently, so we went for grocery shopping and ended up cooking dinner at home. Didn't really know what to do with the ribs,so I just winged it and made do with what I had. We ended up with oven roast ribs and potato wedges, with chocolate molten lava cake as dessert. Fairly simple stuffs, which can cost a lot more if we eat out. Both ribs and potatoes can be done simultaneously in the oven.
Painting ribs with sauce.
Potatoes, blanched and soaked in water until ready for baking.
Potato wedges on baking tray.
Recipe for Simple Oven Roast Ribs
Baby back ribs
Tomato sauce/barbecue sauce/mustard
Dry rub: sugar, salt and pepper, mixed
Clean and pat dry the ribs.
Brush tomato sauce/ barbecue sauce all over the ribs
Coat with dry rubs
Wrap with aluminum foil and let it marinate for at least an hour
Preheat oven, roast ribs in aluminum foil for 30 minutes
Remove the foil, increase oven temperature to 220C and broil for 10 minutes
Turn over and broil for another 5 minutes
Baste with more tomato sauce/barbecue sauce, if necessary
Serve with potato wedges.
Recipe for Potato Wedges
2-3 russet potatoes, cleaned and cut into wedges
salt and pepper
oil or butter
In a saucepan boil some water
Put the wedges into boiling water
Simmer for a few minutes and turn off the heat
Leave the wedges in the water for 30 minutes
Drain and arrange on baking pan
Drizzle with oil or melted butter
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake for 15 minutes, flip and bake for another 10 minutes
Dish and serve