Smoked honey sesame pork ribs

These old school American-style ribs are the perfect use of a barbeque smoker for a weekend dinner.


2 racks pork ribs
100 g honey
100 g butter, sliced
50 g sesame seeds
1 spring onion (scallion), thinly sliced

Rub (Dry spice mix)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon celery powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper, finely ground
1 tablespoon kosher salt


1. Combine all of the rub ingredients in a bowl.

2. Remove the membrane from the underside of the pork ribs and apply liberal coating of the rub to completely cover all sides of the ribs.

3. Indirectly hot smoke the ribs for 1 hour inside a barbecue smoker at 130°C with apple or peach wood chunks or chips.

4. Remove the ribs from the smoker and drizzle with the honey, top with sliced butter.

5. Double wrap each rack of ribs in foil and return to the smoker for a further 1½ hours at 130°C.

6. Allow the ribs to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and sprinkling with sesame seeds and spring onion to serve.


Drizzle with extra pre-smoked honey before serving for an extra sweet kick.

This is an edited extract from Ribs: With Low and Slow BBQ Guide by Adam Roberts, New Holland Publishers, RRP $45, available from all good bookstores or online.