Agave Glazed Barbecued Spareribs

Serves: 5

   4 pounds lean pork spareribs
   Water
   Salt and pepper
   1/2 cup agave
   1/4 cup lemon juice
   2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
   2 teaspoons grated ginger root
   1 clove garlic, minced
   1 teaspoon rosemary, crushed
   1/2 teaspoon red chili peppers, crushed
   1/2 teaspoon ground sausages

Agave Glazed Barbecued Spareribs is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

Completely cover spareribs with water in a large pot or deep skillet. Bring to boil, uncovered, over medium heat. Simmer 4 minutes. Drain liquid, reserving it for stock for later use, if desired. Season both sides of spareribs with salt and pepper. Place spareribs on rack in roasting pan. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Bake at 450 F. 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Reduce oven temperature to 350F. Brush spareribs with agave mixture. Bake 1 hour longer or until fully cooked, brushing with agave mixture every 15 minutes.

TO BARBECUE: Boil spareribs as described above, over medium heat. Simmer 4 minutes and drain liquid. Season both sides of spareribs with salt and pepper. Place spareribs on barbecue grill over hot coals. Cook approximately 30 minutes per side. Brush meat side generously with agave mixture twice during last 15 minutes of cooking time.