Great on the grill in the summer, and delicious made in the oven in the fall and winter. It must be eaten with hands so don't make this for that all important first date!
Can you believe it? There are only four ingredients, and they're an unlikely combination at that.
1 slab baby back pork ribs
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup soy sauce
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a shallow roasting pan with aluminum foil (makes for much easier cleanup!).
Lay the baby back ribs on it, meat side up, and roast in oven for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the garlic, apricot preserves, and soy sauce in a small bowl.
Remove the ribs, flip bone side up, and slather with half the sauce. Roast 15 minutes.
Remove ribs, flip meat side up, and baste with remaining sauce. Roast another 15 minutes and they should be done. When done, they will tear apart easily between the bones.
Slice into two-bone portions and serve.
[When I make this on the grill, I find they usually take less time to cook. Follow the basic instructions above, but only turn the meat once. Start with the ribs meat side down and baste the bone side immediately. Turn meat side up after 20 minutes and baste the top.]