Hawaiian Barbecued Pork Ribs

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

This recipe is posted by request. The original recipe comes from Chef Sam Choy's "Sam Choy's Island Flavors".

Top Review by pgram_455850

This is a great recipe! The flavor is excellent. I made it with rib tips as I was using it for an appetizer. I compete in BBQ competitions and would never boil a rib, but this worked perfectly for the rib tips--especially since the boiling water is seasoned. The sauce has a lot of components but it comes together beautifully giving the sauce multiple layers of flavor. I was unable to grill them off, so I basted them in an oven set to 450° for about 15 minutes. I basted both sides and let them cook a few minutes and repeated until I got a nice coating of sauce on the tips. When I was done, I cut the tips into manageable sections and then tossed the in more sauce, much like you would do with chicken wings. They were really a hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ribs in a large stock pot and cover with cold water.
  2. Add the salt, garlic, ginger and onions.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low-you want it to still simmer-and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Meanwhile prepare Sauce.
  5. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 1 hour, stirring often.
  6. Strain and set aside.
  7. While ribs and sauce are cooking prepare grill if using coals, or prepare gas grill 10 to 15 minutes before grilling-white hot coals or a hot gas grill.
  8. Remove cooked ribs to a plate and let drain.
  9. Baste ribs with prepared sauce and place on grill.
  10. Baste frequently until ribs are well coated and heated through.
  11. Serve.

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