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Spicy Mango Habanero Ribs? Ribs, an old time favorite with a Caribbean twist. These sweet and spicy fall-off-the-bone ribs are the perfect dish for your next picnic. These babies are all about contrast. The sweetness of the mango juice infused with a generous amount of El Yucateco Red Sauce gives that added kick every rib must have. El Yucateco Green sauce has a little more garlic flavor and a little more heat than the red sauce. El Yucateco XXX Habanero sauce packs the most kick with 12,000 units on the Scoville scale. For this recipe, to get the right balance between sweet and heat I prefer the red sauce.
I always marinate my ribs for at least 6 hours, so all the flavors can really sink in. If you can marinate overnight, even better. My husband and I love to grill ribs in the summer. We like to start our ribs wrapped in foil in the oven, low and slow, until they are tender. We then finish them on the grill.
Spicy mango habanero ribs are a great alternative to the usual BBQ sauce that we all know and love. I like to be daring with my flavor profiles, so I came up with this snazzy combination just for you. I use the sauce as a marinade, reserve some to brush on the ribs while grilling and then serve it on the side to drizzle over the finished ribs. Spicy mango habanero ribs don’t need to be a main dish. Serve them as a hearty appetizer. You can turn any dish into an appetizer just like that!
El Yucateco Red Habanero sauce is perfect for creating the flavor I want for these ribs. For starters it doesn’t have a lot of vinegar and has, in my opinion, just the right amount of heat. El Yucateco Red Habanero sauce is definitely your all purpose, go to sauce. There are a variety of sauces to please all taste buds. When your friends or family ask: What’s in these ribs? Smile and say: “El Yucateco, of course!”
So, where can you find El Yucateco sauces? You will find these fabulous sauces at your local Publix.
By the way you can save this marinade for another use. Spice up some chicken wings! It should last about a week in your fridge. I put mine in a squeeze bottle.
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- 1 rack of baby back ribs
- 1 9.6 oz. can of mango nectar
- 1 whole mango cubed
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. El Yucateco Red Habanero Sauce
- 1 tbsp. ketchup
- ¼ cup. brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. allspice
- For the dry rub:
- 2 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- ¼ tsp. thyme
- ½ tsp. allspice
- In a small bowl mix together all the dry spices.
- Mix together the mango juice, cubed mangoes, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, Habanero sauce, and brown sugar in a food processor until smooth. An immersion blender work well if you don't have a food processor. Reserve 1 cup of the mixture to use as a marinade.
- Place ribs in a rectangular glass dish.
- Pour mango juice mixture mixture over ribs. Sprinkle spice mixture over them.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before cooking. Turn once and spoon juice over the ribs.
- Preheat oven to 300'F. While oven is heating remove ribs from the oven and let them sit out so they come to room temperature.
- Remove ribs from the glass dish and wrap them completely in aluminum foil with about ¼ of the marinade juice. Discard the rest.
- Place on a cookie sheet with sides. Bake for about 2 hours.
- Light the grill and get it to around 400'F.
- Grill ribs for about 5 minutes on each side to a nice caramelized color brushing with reserved marinade. ( You level of charred edges is your preference.)
- Transfer to a platter; cover and allow them to rest for about 5 minutes.
- Cut and serve with the reserved marinade on the side.