Chinese Fragrant Spareribs

READY IN: 7hrs
Recipe by PalatablePastime

Makes a great appetizer that's easy to bake. You can make these ahead of time and just warm them up before serving. Easily doubles or triples, if needed.

Top Review by etully

Made these to take to a Christmas party at work today. I hope no one likes them, I want to take them home. I thought they were great and will make again for sure. Thanks! Note: Alas, there were none left after my party. I bet this marinade would be good with chicken wings, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together soy sauce, plum jelly, water, sherry, garlic, and five-spice powder until jelly dissolves.
  2. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
  3. Pour mixture into a resealable plastic ziplock bag, and add ribs.
  4. Seal bag and coat ribs with sauce, and allow to marinate 3-6 hours, or overnight.
  5. Place ribs on a foil-lined baking pan, and cover with foil; reserving marinade.
  6. Bake ribs at 450°F for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove ribs from oven, and discard top foil.
  8. Drain liquids from baking pan, and turn ribs.
  9. Bake ribs at 350°F for 15-30 minutes more, or until ribs are cooked through, basting several times with reserved marinade.

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