You are probably just as surprised as I am to find that recalcitrant me has actually completed a French Friday with Dorie challenge by Friday instead of the following Sunday. Hooray!
This week's challenge sounded very appealing to me - Cola and Jam Spareribs. I have wanted to make Nigella Lawson's cola baked ham forever, so for me, this was the next best thing. The recipe is dead simple - baste pork spare ribs with melted apricot jam, bake them for a while, then finish off by baking them some more in a cup of cola. As expected, the end result is sweet, sticky ribs, which are even better the next day.
I served my ribs with baked asparagus (again!) and a microwaved potato dusted with all purpose seasoning and filled with cottage cheese, and some Outback Spirit Rosella and Cranberry Chutney on the side (which is fabulous in its own right - purchased from the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show):
What can I say - this was seriously good! Visit the FFwD LYL section to see some more great rib serving suggestions.