Pour all the spices into a pestle and mortar and crush them together with the shallot and garlic. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Place the pork ribs in a large bowl and cover them in the marinade. Leave them to chill for at least 1 hour – the longer you allow them to marinade, the tastier the end result.
Once chilled, place the ribs in a pre-heated oven or on the hot grill of a barbecue until the meat is cooked thoroughly.
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If you're barbecuing for lots of people, cook the meat in the oven first then finish it on the barbecue for flavour and to ensure that it is thoroughly cooked. This is particularly important for burgers, sausages, pork and poultry.
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