If you're feeling a hungry zombie crowd this Halloween do I have a great recipe for you! These Halloween "rib cage" ribs and "intestines" are just pork ribs and sausages but with a delicious sauce that makes them look bloody!
When I went to the butchers I had to call him aside. "Um excuse me, I need some American pork ribs but they have to look like matching human ribs...it's for an early Halloween party" I said clocking his slightly alarmed look. I knew that there would be plenty of sweet food but I needed to put savouries out and I thought that this was an effectively gruesome way to feed people savouries. It is also very easy. You just marinate two racks of ribs in your favourite bbq sauce overnight (I also used some bbq spice rub to add some spiciness) and then bake them for an hour popping in your "intestines" or sausages in half way through. Just add a faux skull on top and you have a dish that would frighten the mask off Mr NQN's vegan mother Tuulikki!
Rib Cage Ribs and "Intestines"
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
2 racks of American ribs, about the same length and width ideally
1 bottle bbq sauce
3 tablespoon dry spice rub (I used a Le Spice one)
500g/1 pound spicy sausages (or really whatever sausage you like)
1 faux skull to serve
Step 1 - Marinate the ribs with the bbq sauce and dry spice rub in a zip lock bag for several hours or overnight ideally.
Step 2 - An hour before you bake them take out from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 200C/400F and line a baking tray with parchment. Place the ribs on the tray with the excess sauce and bake for 1 hour. After 30 minutes place the sausages on another tray and bake these too-mine seemed already arranged in an intestinal pattern but if yours aren't then arrange them now as they will hold their configuration roughly. When done, carefully lift them onto a serving tray and place intestines underneath the ribs and the skull atop. Give scissors or a knife and napkins for guests.