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Spare Ribs

3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1/2 cup pineapple juice $
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves or crumbled dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 to 5 pounds pork back ribs, fat trimmed
In a bowl, mix soy sauce, orange marmalade, pineapple juice, honey, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, rosemary, and pepper.
Rinse ribs, pat dry, and place half in each of 2 plastic food bags (1-gal. size). Pour half the soy sauce mixture into each bag; seal bags, turn to coat ribs with marinade, and set in a large bowl. Chill at least 2 hours or up to 1 day, turning occasionally.
Line a rimmed pan (11 by 17 in. or 12 by 15 in.) with foil (the drippings char). Set a rack in pan. Lift ribs from marinade and arrange in a single layer, edges curving down, on rack. Pour marinade into a bowl.
Bake ribs in a 350° regular or convection oven, basting with marinade every 20 minutes for the first hour, until meat is well browned and pulls easily from bones, about 1 1/4 hours total. Transfer ribs to a platter and cut apart between bones.
Mary Lou Nuffer, Orange, California, Sunset