THIS is definitely the high-tech age, where gadgets make different routine tasks so much easier to complete. Even cooking is a cinch with such “intelligent” kitchen appliances as Samsung’s Smart Oven. Designed as an all-in-one kitchen partner, the Smart Oven works as a convection oven and, at the same time, a microwave oven that can also be used for baking, grilling, slim frying, defrosting, steaming and, yes, even yogurt making.
The Smart Oven is so ‘smart’ that, should you decide to use it to prepare your holiday recipes, the daunting task can actually be, well, easy. So, how about making Baked Baby Back Ribs with Coleslaw for your Media Noche on New Year’s Eve?
1 kg. baby back ribs, cut into 3-rib portions
1 sachet Maggi Magic Sarap (8 grams)
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc. small onion, minced
1 pc. small red chili, sliced
1 cup water
2 Tbsps. soy sauce
2 Tbsps. tomato catsup
2 Tbsps. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
For the slaw:
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 tsp. fine salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup Nestle All-Purpose Cream
2 Tbsps. mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1. Season ribs with Maggi Magic Sarap and pepper. Place, meat side down, on a deep baking pan.
2. Mix garlic, onion, chili, water, soy sauce, tomato catsup, sugar, and peanut butter. Pour into pan and mix well with pork.
3. Bake on high rack using Microwave + Grill Mode. Set aside.
4. For both MC32K and MC35J: Select Microwave + Grill. Set at 600W for 60 minutes. After 45 minutes, flip and continue to cook for the remaining 15 minutes.
5. Prepare slaw by mixing together cabbage, carrot, salt, pepper, Nestle All-Purpose Cream, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Mix well and refrigerate.
6. Brush pork with the reduced sauce, transfer onto a serving plate and garnish with parsley. Serve with cabbage slaw.
Makes 4 servings.