Lean pork shoulder, collar or leg steaks, cut into cubes
2 star anise
6 whole black peppercorns
Sticky ribs sauce
30ml (2tbsp) plum sauce
15ml (1tbsp) soy sauce
15ml (1tbsp) sweet chilli
Use either lean pork shoulder, collar or leg steaks and cut into cubes. Thread 3-4 pieces onto long skewers (if wooden pre-soak in water to prevent burning). Don’t squash meat together too much on skewers as it will slow cooking down. Place skewers on preheated BBQ and cook for 12-15 minutes, turning occasionally.
For fall-off-the-bone ribs
Take a large saucepan and fill with water, add 2 star anise and 6 whole black peppercorns, top with a lid and bring to the boil. Add pork spare ribs or half a rack, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove ribs from pan and discard water. Allow to cool slightly and cook on a pre heated BBQ.
Mix plum sauce, soy sauce and sweet chilli into a large dish. Thoroughly roll the pre-cooked ribs in the sauce until covered. Place on preheated BBQ. Cook slowly or on a low heat until glaze is sticky and golden. Don’t allow to burn.
Green Pepper and Chilli Mojo:
Into a bowl put 1 green pepper and 1 green chilli, deseeded and very finely chopped, 30ml (2tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped, 5ml (1tsp) olive oil, 10ml (2tsp) sweet chilli sauce, ½ lime, juice and stir.
Mix together 425g canned mango, drained and chopped, 15ml (1tbsp) fresh coriander, chopped, 15ml (1tbsp) fresh parsley, chopped, 1 small red onion, sliced, and a pinch of cumin, ginger and cinnamon.
Serve with Green Pepper and Chilli Mojo or Mango Salsa