Ribs Recipe with 3 Variants of Seasoning

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I would like to present my ribs recipe for BBQ, herb and sweet and spicy spare ribs to you today. So it’s about three variants of my spicy, aromatic or spicy favourites.

Since I’m – honestly – really crazy about ribs, I ask for them in every “Grill Palast”. However, I often hear from the restaurant or beer garden waiter: “No, we don’t have that” or “No, that’s too expensive for the kitchen/barbecue” or “That’s only on the 3rd Thursday of the month, when there is moon and sun stand in a line”. “Great” I think then.

Okay, I’m exaggerating a little. But I understood: My precious ribs are not always and everywhere. So it makes sense to take things into your own hands in your own kitchen. And I’m lucky: I know how it’s done and I’m happy to show you how.

1. Recipe Ribs

Here is the step-by-step guide. If you have any questions, please use the comment function at the bottom of the page.


Instructions by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 1734
Total Time 70 Min.
Preparation Time 50 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Ribs recipe in three variants. Step by step instructions for grilling and oven with video.

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Ribs recipe image
Ribs recipe image © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf


1 kg Spareribs Spareribs, pork ribs (fresh unseasoned)
1 Prise brown can sugar
4 Prisen black ground pepper
3 Prisen paprika nobel sweet
2 Prisen chili flakes

Ribs Herbs

1 TL abrasion of lemon (From 1/2 organic lemon)
1 EL Olive oil
1 EL Soy sauce

Ribs sweet hot

2 Prisen primal salt (I use pink rock salt)
1 TL thyme
2 TL orange abrasion (From 1/2 organic orange)
5 Prisen black ground pepper (Freshly ground black or colored pepper)
1 EL chili sauce (I buy mine at the Asian market)
4 EL sweet chili sauce (I recommend a mild sauce from the Asian market)



Ribs raw
Raw spare ribs straight from the butcher

To prepare

Take the freshly bought ribs out of the packaging.

Rinse briefly under clear cold water and dry with kitchen paper and set aside.

Portion the individual ribs along the course with a sharp knife.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees for a good 20 minutes.

BBQ Ribs

Raw Ribs for BBQ
Ribs raw seasoned for the BBQ

Season BBQ ribs

The raw and portioned ribs go into a bowl.

Lemon zest, spices and salt are added.

Ribs raw with BBQ seasoning and soy sauce
Ribs raw and portioned with a fine BBQ seasoning supplemented with soy sauce

seasoning liquid

Now add soy sauce and oil to the seasoning of the ribs.

Ribs ala BBQ fully marinated
Ribs raw and portioned BBQ style with the marinade kneaded in


With your hand – preferably wearing thin rubber gloves – rub the spices well into the meat.

BBQ ribs in the roaster
Ribs BBQ Style raw in the roaster for the oven ready to grill.

Raw BBQ ribs in the roaster

Place the ribs in a suitable ovenproof dish, spacing them out.

Put the roaster in the oven, the cooking time is approx. 45 minutes at 200°C.

BBQ ribs fried
Ribs BBQ style fried.

BBQ ribs from the oven

After roasting in the oven, remove the finished BBQ ribs from the oven.

Ribs BBQ served on the plate
Ribs BBQ style, nicely portioned and hearty, delicious on the plate.

Serve Ribs

Arrange nicely on a nice plate and serve.

Ribs Herb Marinade

zest of lemon
Lemon peel zest from the organic lemon

lemon zest

Grate the zest of half a fresh organic lemon on a suitable fine grater and collect in a bowl.

herbal oil
Herbal oil homemade with dried herbs

Herb marinade

Add oil, soy sauce, salt and spices to the lemon zest.

chili flakes
Chili flakes made from dried chillies

chili flakes

Add chili flakes to the marinade.

Ribs raw in herb oil
Ribs raw and portioned seasoned in herb oil

Place ribs in herb marinade

Add the ribs to the herb marinade.

Raw ribs marinated in herb oil
Raw ribs marinated in herb oil ready for the oven or grill


Rub the marinade into the meat with your hands – it is best to use thin rubber gloves here as well.

Marinated Raw Ribs
Ribs raw in portions with herb oil marinade

Ribs herbs raw on the tray

Now put the marinated raw ribs on the baking sheet.

Spread the pieces evenly for even browning.

Put the baking tray in the oven, the cooking time is approx. 45 minutes at 200°C.

Ribs in herb marinade ready
Ribs in herb oil marinade grilled out of the oven.

Herb ribs from the oven

After the allotted cooking time, remove the hot ribs from the oven.

Herb Ribs recipe image
Nicely portioned ribs, grilled in a herb marinade and finely arranged.

Arranging and serving

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Place the ribs on the plate and add side dishes.

Serve hot with fresh decoration.

I made sweet potatoes with it.

Ribs sweet hot

Rib Seasoning - Spicy and Sweet
Prepare seasoning hot and sweet for ribs

Sweet hot spices

Prepare the spices for a sweet and spicy marinade:

Put the orange zest, chilli, salt and other spices in the roaster.

Spicy sweet spicy sauce prepared for ribs
Prepare spice sauce spicy sweet for ribs

Sauces sweet hot

Complement the spices with hot chili sauce and sweet chili sauce.

Season the ribs raw and portioned sweetly and spicy
Add the raw and portioned ribs to the marinade, sweet and spicy, and season.

Season the ribs sweet and spicy

Add the pre-portioned raw ribs to the marinade.

Raw, sweet and spicy marinated ribs
Ribs raw and portioned are marinated sweet and spicy.

Marinated sweet and spicy ribs

Distribute the marinade well and evenly.

Cook the marinated ribs in the oven at 200°C for 40-45 minutes.

Ribs sweet and spicy from the oven
Ribs refined marinated sweet spicy ready from the oven.

Spicy ribs from the oven

Remove the cooked ribs from the oven.

Ribs sweet and spicy ready fried
Ribs sweet and spicy ported ready to eat.


Arrange the hot ribs nicely on a pretty plate and serve.


You can find another recipe for spareribs elsewhere.

2. Calories and Nutritional Values

3. Tips for Cooking Ribs

Your ribs will turn out best if you keep the following things in mind:

Preheat your oven well or let the embers glow through all the pieces of coal on the grill so that they appear ash-grey. Of course you can also use the gas grill, I leave that to you.

An initial temperature of 200°C is just right. Temperatures above this will burn the marinated meat. When grilling, indirect is better, meaning not directly in the full embers, but next to the main heat source.

Kettle grill, gas grill or fire bowl, to be honest, the prepared and already cut ribs succeed on every grill. I prefer the oven. The temperature can be optimally regulated in the oven, which makes preparation easier.

I’m not a fan of seasoning and marinating the day before. You can try this and see what you like better.

I don’t use garlic or onion. These leeks burn quickly. Exception: Process the garlic very finely into a cream.

For the BBQ variant, a spoonful of honey instead of sugar would also be an option. Please make sure that the honey does not cause “fire damage” when heated. The charcoal should stay on the grill and not on the plate, right?!

For a herbal variant of the rib marinade, use dried herbs instead. The dried herbs have a more intense taste.

4. Side Dishes With Ribs

Typical finger food side dishes go well with the ribs, and you can also combine salad or even rice with them. You can find my top recommendations below:

Barbecue Sauces and a Quick Dip

I have already prepared the right barbecue sauce for you. With a basic sauce you can create five suitable dips in less than 30 minutes.

Since the marinated ribs are already very flavorful, some yoghurt mixed with lemon juice, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper tastes good.

The simple yoghurt dip is my recommendation for the three of ribs!

Cold sauces recommended by chef Thomas Sixt

5. More Recipe Ideas

Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • Hi Thomas!

    Three variations of the ribs in one swoop.

    I like this tutorial and the spare ribs taste fantastic.

    Greetings to Germany Tony


    • Hello Tony,

      thank you for your nice lines.

      Too bad, I could not come over to eat ribs 🙂

      I wish you continued success!

      Love greetings Thomas