• Honey-Habanero Glazed Ribs

    3 votes
    Ribs can take a long time to cook, but it's worth it. Wonderful sweet and sour mixture to the glaze. You'll love it.


    • Ribs:
    • 2 racks pork spare ribs
    • 2 cups chicken stock
    • 12 ounces tequila
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 3 habanero peppers, diced
    • 2 onions, diced
    • zest from 4 oranges
    • Glaze:
    • 1 qt honey
    • 2 onions, diced
    • 2 habanero peppers
    • 1/2 gallon orange juice
    • Collard greens:
    • 4 bunches collard greens
    • 1/4 lb bacon fat (or bacon)
    • 1 box vegetable stock
    • Baby carrots:
    • 3 bunches baby carrots, cleaned
    • 2 qt rice wine vinegar
    • 1 pint sugar
    • 1 star anise
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 tsp peppercorn
    • 1 sprig thyme


    1. Ribs:
    2. In a thick bottomed pan (caste iron / dutch oven with lid), sweat onions and habanero in a little oil. Add the spare ribs (cutting as necessary to fit your pan).
    3. Add the chicken stock, tequila, cinnamon, and zest and braise on low heat for about 4 hours (au sec).
    4. Glaze:
    5. Add all ingredients to an uncovered pan and deglaze (au sec). Time will vary, but don't overdo the heat. Set aside.
    6. Collard Greens:
    7. Heat bacon fat (bacon) in a pan for a few minutes. Add the collard greens and vegetable stock. Turn heat to very low and cook for 3 hours.
    8. Baby Carrots:
    9. Heat vinegar, sugar, star anise, bay leaf, peppercorn, and thyme until about a minute or two after boiling. Pour over baby carrots and let sit for 5 minutes.
    10. Brush ribs with glaze; and leave some extra glaze for additional "dipping". See picture for plating suggestion! Enjoy.

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    • dan
      The glazed ribs were great, especially with the carrots and collard greens. Alex Marsh is really creating an amazing array of dishes here.
      • Mihir Shah
        Mihir Shah
        Ribs are good, and honey marinated ribs are great. Having said that, what makes this dish is the combination of flavors from the collard greens, carrots and sweet / spicy rib marinate. Wow. This is a gutsy combination that really works for Chef Marsh. Again, a very unique dish from a young up-and-coming chef.


        • ShaleeDP
          I find this very good and i want to try it!
          • Daniel Brock
            Daniel Brock
            Sounds awesome and right up my alley with the honey, habaneros and ribs. I will try this very soon

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