Ribs with Hot-Pepper-Jelly Glaze

Serving Size: 10
Total Time:

Grace Parisi dry marinates then roasts baby back and spare ribs before grilling them with a spicy red-pepper-jelly glaze. The resulting ribs are irresistibly caramelized.


  • 2 Tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha (or to taste)
  • 0.25 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 0.25 cup white miso
  • 1.5 cup hot red pepper jelly
  • 2 racks spareribs (4 pounds), membranes removed
  • 2 racks baby back ribs (6 pounds), membranes removed
  • 4 English-cut beef short ribs, about 6 inches long (3 pounds)
  • fresh ground pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp chile powder
  • 0.25 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp dried orange peel
  • Sesame seeds and chopped scallions, for garnish


  1. In a spice grinder, grind the coriander and orange peel. Add the sugar, chile powder, garlic powder, onion powder and 1 tablespoon each of salt and pepper; pulse to combine. Rub the spice mix over the ribs and place in a large roasting pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°. Put the short ribs in a small baking dish and cover with foil. Roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Put the baby back ribs and spareribs on 2 rimmed baking sheets and cover with foil. Roast all of the ribs until tender, about 2 hours longer. Carefully pour the pan drippings into a medium bowl and skim off the fat. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the drippings and discard the rest.
  4. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the pepper jelly with the miso, lemon juice, Sriracha and the reserved pan juices. Simmer the glaze for 5 minutes, whisking.
  5. Light a grill. Arrange all of the ribs on the grill and cook over moderately high heat, turning and brushing with half of the glaze, until nicely caramelized, about 15 minutes. Transfer the ribs to a work surface. Cut the baby back and spareribs in between the bones and slice the short ribs. Garnish with sesame seeds and scallions and serve the ribs with the remaining glaze on the side.

Image Credit: John Kemick
Recipe Courtesy of: Grace Parisi

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