Sticky Spare Ribs Recipe

And now for something completely different…

Too bloody right it is.WTF? Just because I may have a slightly sore head from my 1.5 glasses of Vino does not mean Wifey gets to hack my site. Too late now so this is what she did go and write! (Dave)

Yep its me – not him, (sssshhhhh! let’s keep it quiet) and no you will learn absolutely buggar all about internet marketing here today.  Instead, let’s have a little look at what you can be getting on with whilst the marvelous interweb continues making you a little cash…


Buggar – just realised I can’t insert pictures and I had a lovely closeup of his bottom whilst managing the BBQ briquettes in a manly fashion – you’ll have to imagine for yourselves (it’s georgeous (Dave)).  Anyway, what will you barbecue, I hear you ask.  Simples… lots and lots of meat (we are low carb dieting after all).  This was a “cheat big binge” day, so there were some liquid carbs available to serve alongside the dead stuff but still – you get the idea.

Girlie – wifey recipes for you now folks…  Though obviously you will need a man to actually cook them for you (after you’ve done all the chopping and mixing).  I would never suggest a female actually take charge of the BBQ as obviously the world could stop spinning or something equally as scary.  Anyway on with the food…

Sticky Spare Ribs Recipe

Ooh this was a first for me – but something I shall definitely be doing again.

The Ingredients List:

  • Ribs – lots of them – we erred on the side of caution and did about 16 half size ribs for the two of us (apparently that wasn’t actually enough).
  • 1 big onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic squished
  • 2 tablespoons of wine or cider vinegar
  • 3 whole dried chillies
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

How To Make Fab Sticky Ribs

Pop the vinegar, onion, garlic and whole chillies in a blender or food processor and blitz to a smooth pungent paste.

Mix in all the other ingredients.

Smother the ribs (I cut them into pairs for easier BBQ grilling), in this delightful rub and leave (covered) in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours.

Get a bloke to light a barbecue for you, and then ask him to pop the ribs onto it, when hot, to cook for about 30 minutes, turning every so often, till charred outside, and gloriously melty inside.

Eat and be very very happy.

Luckily there will be extra spice rub left in the bowl, so you can emergency marinade any more spare, spare ribs you should find in the fridge, for extras.

Minty Mince Skewers

The second recipe is from the infamous Delia, and goes a little like this:

  • Mix about 800g of minced beef (or half beef and half pork) with a tablespoon of fresh, finely chopped mint, 2 cloves of garlic (minced), 2 teaspoons of paprika, 1 teaspoon of chilli powder and lots of black pepper.  Mush it altogether well, and then leave in the fridge for a few hours for the flavors to mingle.
  • When you’re ready to cook, create little 2″ sausage shapes and thread them onto skewers (flat ones would be easier, but round ones are more entertaining if someone else is doing the cooking – the skewers spin without turning the sausages).  We got around 6 sausages from this mixture so double it if you’re feeding more than 2 greedy people.
  • Cook for 20 minutes or so till pretty well charred outside and ‘ideally‘ still juicy within.

Serve with tzaski (yogurt, garlic, grated cucumber and mint).

Don’t forget to also skewer some veggies, as even the manliest manly man enjoys char-grilled mushrooms, peppers, baby onions and red hot volcanic tomatoes when they’ve been cooked on a barbecue by his own sooty hands.

Oh and of course there should be a lovely green leafy salad for the caveman to ignore.


And now back to clever stuff about making money online I guess…(sorry for the interruption).

I guess we all have to eat. There is some KICK ASS content coming up this week so stay tuned. Right, anyone know how to stop Wifies hacking IM’ers amazing blogs? Dave.

Oh yeah, when Wifey tells you she has done enough ribs don’t you believe it. Luckily there was another half a piggie in the fridge so I didn’t starve.

Oh, here are some piccies. Yum.

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  1. Gayan says:

    Hey Dave,

    No wonder why you’re getting fat :)… I bet she’s an amazing cook 😀 lol.

    • Dave says:


      She is, no doubt about it.

      But listen here, I am NOT getting fat. I have just added a few lbs but am getting rid of it and the 6 pack is appearing. A few months and I am gonna be GANGSTA!

      • Gayan says:

        Ooh, I seee :), my mistake… my mistake… I was headless to think of the worst 😀

  2. Ray says:

    I have a 6 pack…it’s just that I don’t want it to get cold, son I keep it well insulated. Very well insulated, indeed.

    Marvelous recipes. I’ll be trying them out very soon.

    How about Wifey writing an IM article? I’d be interested in hearing how she does it.

    Thanks to both of you for this post.


  3. Shaun L says:

    I’m vegetarian. Poor piggy 🙁

  4. mark says:

    If you are after 6 pack abs, have you tried “Eye Of The Hawk” ale made my Mendocino Brewery? It’s a great American brew that may put shame some those Limey ales that the Brits love to boast about. FYI, I like my ale cold. Drink it warm if you like. On a hot day, nothing beats a cold one. After 1 or 2 of these suckers, you can create some great content that will fill up the web sewers beyond belief! It’s about 8% alcohol-far above the American 3.2% bunny piss norm. Tastes great too.

    • Dave says:


      I don’t think Spain is up to stocking such things, basically here you get Estrella or Estrella in the small villages. But thanks for the tip.

  5. mark says:

    On a serious note, I am a former ultra runner with not much body fat. I am a “Lame Duck” rather than a Zen duck as I came down with a nasty case of plantar fasciitis (heel pain). If you want a good workout, give Beach Body Insanity a try. It sure works me harder than running 35 miles on the trails.

    • Dave says:


      Beach Body Insanity????

      Sounds like torture 😉

      I keep my training simple, twice a week I do Trap bar deadlifts, chins, dips, shrug and shoulder press. Puts on the muscle and burns the body fat off at the same time with a bit of a calorie deficit. I just wish I hadn’t had almost an 18 year break from doing it 😉

      I never could get in to running, seems like a bonkers amount of effort, but sorry about the “heel pain”.

  6. Jeff says:

    Another vote for Insanity. I had to stop three weeks in when I hurt my wrist (I’ll set ’em up, you knock ’em down) but hope to get back to it.

    An amazing program, I actually saw a change in body shape in two weeks.

    Give it a go man

    • Dave says:


      Ha, I am doing fine. 4 kilos down in about that many weeks, a six pack beginning to show and my weight training is staying the same or progressing slightly even on a much lower amount of calories, I ain’t about to mess with it now 😉 Gonna get down to the weight I want then start a cycle of really building the muscle mass once I can eat more again. But thanks for the tips, nice to know you guys are looking out for me. Makes me feel all fuzzy inside!