Caribbean Spareribs with Rum Barbecue Sauce

BBQ has been served at many a picnic, bringing family and friends together. Caribbean Spareribs with Rum Barbecue Sauce is a classic island-style recipe. Ribs are best marinated a day ahead of grilling.
Yield 8 servings

6 pounds of pork sparerib slabs, or beef ribs

3 ounces tomato paste
3 tablespoons dark rum
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 cloves garlic
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 oranges, juice only
1 lime, juice only

1 In a large bowl, combine all sauce ingredients.
2 Place ribs in a large glass dish, then pour sauce all over. Cover or put in or several zipper bags. Refrigerate overnight.
3 Prepare grill. Over medium heat, cook ribs over the fire, basting and turning every 15 minutes for an hour.
4 Can be served immediately, hot off the grill or let rest at room temperature.

notes NOTE If you prefer baking to grilling, place ribs in single layer in a pan. Bake at 325°F for 1.5 to 2 hours.

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