Chocolate Glazed Ribs

This glaze is absolutely divine! The kick of ginger combined with the sweet honey, salty soya and chocolate really works. Works well on chicken also.

8 ribs or pieces of chicken (try to source from a local butcher or a good meat counter)

Glaze

2 tbsp of finely chopped dark chocolate (70% or more cocoa)
3 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp olive oil

  • Add all the glaze ingredients together in a blender and mix until a thick paste is formed. If you do not have a blender simply ensure all the ingredients are as finely chopped/grated as possible and combine with a fork.
  • Place your meat in bowl and coat it evenly with the marinade – the easiest way is to get in there with your fingers!

  • Once coated, cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to marinade.  It can be left overnight if your meat is fresh.
  • When ready, place the marinated meat in a shallow oven proof dish and cook in a 200C hot oven for 45 minutes – turning half way through. Can also be cooked under the grill for 16-20 minutes, turning half way. Of course, once we return to warmer weather this is a great one for the BBQ!
  • Serve it up with a jacket potato or a large salad – or both!

Lemon, Honey and Ginger Tea

This is simply heaven! If you are feeling sniffly and cold, perhaps a bit sickly, or just in need of a pick me up – look no further! It is a vitamin booster if ever there was any and it tastes great too!

As ginger and lemon are strong flavours you may have to play with the dosages a bit to make it suit perfectly to your taste buds! This is how I love to drink it!

Juice of 1 lemon
4 tbsp runny honey
Good chunk of fresh ginger – peeled and finely chopped
Boiling water – enough for 4 cups of tea
  • Get a flask or a tea pot
  • Place the ginger, lemon juice and honey in it
  • Pour your boiling water over this and leave for 15 minutes to infuse
  • When ready to pour you can either sieve into cups or simply avoid the bits of ginger that come with the tea while you drink!
  • Snuggle up on the sofa, cover yourself with a blanket and close your eyes…heaven!