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Honey Tamarind Ribs

Finger licking' good ribs
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipes using tamarind, rib recipes for BBQ, tamarind honey pork ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 632kcal


  • 3 lb pork baby back ribs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs tamarind paste
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced or pressed
  • 1/2 tsp chili paste


  • Remove membrane covering the bones of the ribs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Prepare grill for indirect cooking. For a gas grill, this means cooking over the unlit burner. See post for charcoal directions. If your grill has a thermometer, you want to the heat to be medium--abbout 325-350F/160-180C.
  • Place ribs meat side down over unlit section. Close the lid and cook for 1 hour, turning ribs midway through cooking.
  • Meanwhile, combine the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and heat to boiling, stirring to combine. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until the glaze has a syrupy consistency.
  • Brush ribs with the glaze, continuing to cook for an additional 45 minutes, turning and basting both sides of the ribs throughout the final cook time. I basted them every 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the grill, tent with foil and let the ribs rest 10 minutes. Baste with remaining glaze just before serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1583mg | Potassium: 627mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg