Sirloin steak sandwiches with arugula aioli
1 h 40 min
Laurence Feraud Plan Pegau, France, $15
Rhône reds are always a great match for all kinds of ribs, their dark brambly fruit and spicy woodsmoke aromatics complementing the savoury meaty flavours wonderfully. Coming from one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s more esteemed producers, this bottle delivers a great deal for a wine at this price point.
Bodegas Castaño Hecula Yelca, Spain, $12
The monastrell grape is one of the hidden gems of Spanish wine, and the Hecula is a splendid bargain-priced introduction to its rustic charms. There’s an abundance of juicy, ripe black fruit in the glass, supplemented by nuances of smoky oak, rosemary, thyme and underbrush.
No Barbecue? To finish the ribs in the oven, arrange them, meaty-side up, in a large, shallow roasting pan. Generously baste with sauce, then bake, uncovered, in the centre of a preheated 350F oven for 30 min. Continue to brush with sauce every 10 min until ribs are glazed.