Maple syrup butter tart squares
1 h 40 min
A summer grill guide isn't complete without some saucy glazed ribs. These Memphis-style side ribs are spiced and saucy—perfect for a summer cookout, or in the oven.
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, discard liquid in roasting pan. Arrange ribs, meaty-side up, then generously baste with sauce. Continue baking, uncovered, in the centre of a 325F oven for 30 min. Brush with sauce every 10 min until ribs are glazed.