Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Pork Sticky Rib Rack with Courgette Bulgar




I was really hungry for a nice piece of meat but also wanted to balance it out with some veg, so I combined two very different things that ended up complimenting each other perfectly. Sticky pork ribs and vegetarian courgette Bulgar.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Bulgar
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large yellow pepper
  • 300grs Bulgar
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 large courgette
  • 2 spoons of tomato paste (with half glass of water)
  • 1/2 can of tomato (chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 bay leafs
  • some olive oil
Meat
  • 1 full pork rib rack
  • 2 spoons of Maple syrup
  • 1 tea spoon of chili powder
  • 1 tea spoon of smoky paprika (or normal is you prefer)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 soup spoons of sesame seeds
  • a pinch of garlic granules (or a fresh minced garlic)
Preparation:
I started with the pork rack in a cup mix the: syrup, chili powder, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic. With your fingers rub it on thickly on the rib rack on both sides, then use the sesame seeds and sprinkle them on both sides too.... Stick the rack on a tray on a metal rack so that it cooks well on both sides, gas mark 200c for about 40-60 minutes depending how crispy you want it.

While that is doing let's do the Bulgar.
In a pan with boiling water add a glug of oil some salt and pour the Bulgar in, it will take about 10-15 minutes to cook depending how coarse you buy your Bulgar, while that is doing you prepare the veg, peel and slice the carrots, dice the courgette the onion yellow pepper and mince the garlic, put a wok or a large pan on the stove and add a couple of glugs of olive oil, once hot add the onion, garlic, pepper and the bay leafs.

Cook until onion starts to brown, at this stage add the carrots and the courgettes + the 1/2 can of tomatoes and the tomato paste and water, also some salt and pepper to taste.
Let this cook for 20 minutes and once is done, in a colander rinse the Bulgar with boiling water drain well and pour it into the sauce, giving it a good stir to mix well, cover the pan with a lid and let it rest for about 5 minutes more (no cooking now just resting) so that the flavours can be absorbed by the Bulgar.
serve it all together and I guarantee you a great meal.





3 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, great recipe! And great explanation of the process too! Delicious!

Rico said...

Thank you Sharon so much for your comment it is really appreciated

Ana Powell said...

You are absolutely right, that version of sticky ribs are really delicious.
Well done.
Take care ♥

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