Citrus-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

  • Yield 6 servings

A citrus-and-mint-laced sauce gives a fresh new personality to ribs on the grill. Serve with a fruit salad with poppy seed dressing and warm dinner rolls.


4 -- slabs pork back ribs (aboutr 6 pounds)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon fresh mint, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups orange juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
1 teaspoon lime zest, grated


  1. Combine cornstarch, brown sugar, mint and salt in medium saucepan; gradually stir in orange and lime juice. Cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime and lemon peel; set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 250F. Lay ribs on two large shallow pans; salt and pepper to taste. Roast for 3 hours, until tender. Prepare medium-hot fire in grill. Brush ribs with sauce. Grill ribs directly over fire, turning frequently and brushing generously with sauce, until ribs are well glazed, about 10 minutes.