Hawaiian Barbecued Pork Ribs

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

pgram_455850 August 31, 2014

I made this dish for our celebration of the LOST series finale two nights ago. These ribs were incredible! There are a lot of ingredients but it was so worth it! And I have tonnes of sauce left over (I know what's going on my next pork chop and/or chicken breast!!) It seemed like a great deal of salt, but the ribs were wonderfully tender and tasty. I used pecan wood liquid smoke, ancho chili powder (I added a pinch of cumin because I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be "mexican-style chili powder" or powdered chili pepper), half white and half apple cider vinegar, and I strained the sauce through a plastic colander with a medium size mesh. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

barrdbarrbarr May 25, 2010

I modified this by using country style pork ribs and using a crock pot. I just put all the ingredients into a blender and then put it over the ribs in the crockpot. Oh so good! I cooked them for 8 hours. I did remove a lot of the liquid at about 6 hours. Maybe next time I will put half the sauce in and add the second half towards the end. Did I say this was sooo yummy????

meghannderson May 05, 2009

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