Caribbean-style Barbecue Ribs


Caribbean-style Barbecue Ribs

Tropical Delight Ribs: A Taste of the Caribbean

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the Caribbean with these mouthwatering barbecue ribs. Bursting with tropical spices and a hint of sweetness, this recipe brings the essence of the Caribbean to your plate. Get ready to savor the perfect balance of smoky, tangy, and spicy flavors that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

2 hours

4 hours 15 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo, Low-carb, Nut-free


Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, Low-sodium


While the original American barbecue ribs are typically seasoned with a smoky and savory rub, Caribbean-style ribs incorporate a variety of tropical spices and flavors. The marinade for Caribbean ribs often includes ingredients like jerk seasoning, allspice, ginger, and citrus fruits, giving the dish a unique and vibrant taste. We alse have the original recipe for Barbecue Ribs, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 30g (Saturated Fat: 10g)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (Sugars: 6g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the pineapple juice, lime juice, orange juice, minced garlic, jerk seasoning, brown sugar, allspice, ginger, cayenne pepper (if desired), salt, and black pepper.
  2. 2.
    Place the ribs in a large resealable bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the ribs from the marinade, allowing any excess marinade to drip off.
  5. 5.
    Grill the ribs over indirect heat for about 2 hours, turning occasionally, until they are tender and the internal temperature reaches 145°F (63°C).
  6. 6.
    Baste the ribs with the remaining marinade during the last 15 minutes of grilling.
  7. 7.
    Remove the ribs from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. 8.
    Slice the ribs between the bones and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pineapple juice — Use freshly squeezed juice for the best flavor.
  • Jerk seasoning — Adjust the amount according to your spice preference.
  • Lime juice — Opt for fresh lime juice for a tangy kick.
  • Allspice — If you can't find ground allspice, you can substitute it with a mixture of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Cayenne pepper — Add more or less depending on your desired level of spiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra tenderness, wrap the marinated ribs in foil and bake them in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for 2 hours before grilling.
  • Serve the ribs with a side of grilled pineapple slices for a tropical twist.
  • If you prefer a spicier flavor, add additional cayenne pepper or a splash of hot sauce to the marinade.
  • Allow the ribs to rest for a few minutes after grilling to allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more flavorful and tender meat.
  • If you don't have access to a grill, you can also cook the ribs in the oven at 325°F (160°C) for 2-2.5 hours.

Serving advice

Serve the Caribbean-style barbecue ribs hot, garnished with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Accompany them with a side of coconut rice and a refreshing tropical salad for a complete Caribbean feast.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced ribs on a platter, drizzle them with any remaining marinade, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro for an appetizing presentation. Serve with vibrant side dishes and colorful garnishes to enhance the Caribbean vibe.