Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This is an adaptation of a traditional Chinese recipe suitable for cooking on a barbecue. You will need a barbecue with a hood for best results, or you can do the boring thing and cook in an oven. It has a really nice sauce that goes well over plain rice.
- 750 g pork spareribs
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 2 teaspoons gingerroot, shredded
- 2 teaspoons garlic, crushed
- 2 small onions, finely diced
- 3 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons chicken stock
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- Blanch ribs in boiling water for two minutes.
- Mix soy sauce, water, sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic and diced onion in a small bowl.
- Place ribs into a lightly oiled baking tray to avoid a mess on your BBQ and pour over the sauce mixture. The tray is also necessary so the sauce can be reserved.
- Cook for 20 minutes over a low heat with the hood of the BBQ closed.
- Add the sherry and season with pepper, stir to mix and turn over the ribs.
- Continue cooking over low temperature with hood down for another 40 minutes, stirring and turning ribs several times.
- Turn the grill section of the BBQ to high and transfer the ribs to the grill. Cook around 5 minutes a side until they are crisp and well browned.
- Blend chicken stock and cornflour together.
- While ribs are grilling add chicken stock and cornflour to sauce mixture, increase temperature and stir until sauce has thickened.
- Serve over boiled rice with sauce poured over top of ribs.
Very tasty! We thought they could have been more tender. I did the boring thing & cooked them in the oven - 325F for the 1st 40 minutes & 350F for the 2nd. My only grill is a small Weber that uses charcoal. I was really worried about time/being ready before dd had to leave for ballet so I did parboil even though I generally am against the idea. (I generally just bake low & slow until they nearly melt). The sauce was splendifferous! I wonder if it would have been a touch better had I not covered the pan (it may have reduced more?) This multiplies really well! I had a 9.5 lb pack of ribs from Costco (warehouse). There isn't a lot left! Made for Aussie Swap #81 10/2013.
I have a real problem with this recipe... I didn't double. Really amazing. I guess I'm boring because I did the precook in the oven (didn't want to deplete my propane) and then finished on the grill. I added about one tablespoon of siracha for some zip and highly recommend. I also subbed white wine for the water. Aamazing recipe.
I made this recipe last weekend for Aussie / Kiwi Swap 33. For the length of time it takes to be ready to serve, I can't say that the wait was worth while. I found it a bit tasteless, though the meat was very tender and did literally fall of the bone. My daughter though, loved it and thought it was delicious.