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Asian Beef Ribs-serves 8-10


Large rack of beef ribs or 2 smaller ones (around 10 ribs)

2 cans Coke

For the marinade:

Approx 4 tbsp runny honey

2 star anise

10-15 juniper berries

Approx 2 tbsp soy sauce

large piece ginger, peeled and grated

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 large pieces fresh orange peel


  • Preheat oven to 150-160C

  • Fit ribs into a roasting tin and pour over the coke. Cook for 2.5 hours, turning after 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile make the marinade in a small saucepan. Add more soy/honey according to your taste. bring to the boil and then remove from the heat.

  • After 2.5 hours, take the ribs out and pour away the gravy. 

  • Pour the marinade over the ribs and once cool, refrigerate.

  • The next day, preheat oven to 200C. Add the ribs and cook for around 25 mins or until the ribs are nice and sticky. (Try to baste a few times during this part of the cooking time.)

  • Cut the rack into individual ribs and serve with rice.

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