Sticky, succulent spare ribs – the perfect finger food
Well known as a deep-south barbecue favourite or a sticky-fingered Chinese classic, organic spare ribs are a versatile cut packed with juicy flavour. Running from the shoulder of the carcass to the belly, pork ribs cut through lots of hard-working muscles and as a result have hearty and robust texture. At Coombe Farm Organic we supply our ribs in sheets, so you can decide if you want to cook them as a joint or chop them up into individual bones.
Our free-range, organic pigs are bred by crossing Gloucester Old Spot boars with Saddleback sows. We like the characteristics of these traditional breeds: with slow-growth they produce carcasses with a good, even distribution of muscle, fantastic internal marbling and a substantial layer of superficial fat. Lots of high-intensity commercial farming systems have moved away from native breeds because they want leaner meat but we think well-balanced fat on a pork carcass is important for keeping the meat juicy and adding distinctive flavour. Ribs are an excellent example of a cut that benefits from the marriage between substantial meat and an oozy layer of fat: whichever way you choose to cook them, they'll retain succulence.
We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.
We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.
We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.
For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.
Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.
We have a minimum order of £40.
The delivery charge is £5.
No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.
Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.
Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.
At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:
Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.
To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.
We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.
We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at checkout. The delivery charge is £5.
Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.
We use blast freezing to preserve all of our meat products. It’s done at the point of butchery, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.
It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.
All of our meat is butchered in our in-house butchery by our small team. This means we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.
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A whole sheet of ribs sizzling on the barbecue looks spectacular but couldn't be easier to cook. The secret is basting and turning. Slather your favourite barbecue sauce all over the joint, cook for a few minutes on the first side until just starting to brown, then turn and brown the other side. Baste, then turn again, repeating the process to build up a deliciously crisp crust of sauce without blackening it. It'll take about half an hour in total. Alternatively, cut your ribs into individual bones, cover in foil and oven cook them for a couple of hours in a sauce of chilli, soy, ginger and garlic. They'll be falling-off-the-bone tender.
Reviews & ratings
Lenneke Boss-van der Houwen
very tasty treat. we had them on the bbq. more for 2 than 3 people but than a nice amount.very tasty treat. we had them on the bbq. more for 2 than 3 people but than a nice amount.
Posted 2 days ago
Posted 4 months ago
Very nice slow cooked. Not sure 500g enough for 2 or 3 though. I ordered 5 x 500g for 6 people and there was very little left. There is obviously a lot of bone included. Would order again.Very nice slow cooked. Not sure 500g enough for 2 or 3 though. I ordered 5 x 500g for 6 people and there was very little left. There is obviously a lot of bone included. Would order again.
Posted 6 months ago
The ribs are amazing done in a slow cooker or on a low setting in the oven. The meat falls off the bone. 500g says it serves 2-3 but in my house it's 1 generous portion (500g includes the weight of the bones!) or might serve 2 if I've something...The ribs are amazing done in a slow cooker or on a low setting in the oven. The meat falls off the bone. 500g says it serves 2-3 but in my house it's 1 generous portion (500g includes the weight of the bones!) or might serve 2 if I've something else with it.
Posted 6 months ago
Eaten 5 lots of these now and can say they are the cleanest, tastiest ribs I've ever eaten and i'm very particular about meat quality...
No need to add anything to flavour.Eaten 5 lots of these now and can say they are the cleanest, tastiest ribs I've ever eaten and i'm very particular about meat quality...
No need to add anything to flavour.
Coombe Farm Organic
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The ribeye was disappointing. No ‘eye’ of fat in this ribeye. Taste was quite bland. The sirloin was so tasty but this can not compare.
Another wonderful delivery from Coombe Farm. It arrived on time, everything arrived safely frozen. The meat is extremely high quality and it is great that you supply organic salmon. We also love the tinned fish - Salade Niçoise tonight with the tuna!
The packaging & transporting it is excellent.
Customer care is very good.