Wonderfully Tender Pork Spareribs

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 35 mins

I made this to go with some braised chicken wings the other night. So you may want to up rib amounts if serving as is and not with other dishes. This amount would serve 3-4 as a starter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water, stock and five spice to the boil, add ribs and turn heat down to low and cook for about 90 Min's until pork can be pulled from the bone.
  2. Drain pork, heat oil in a fry pan and fry pork on all sides to brown, serve immediately.
  3. Sauce.
  4. Combine all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil, serve ribs with sauce on the side.
  5. I served my ribs with this sauce and sweet chili sauce so serve with whatever you enjoy.


Most Helpful

Oh my goodness! This recipe deserves more than five stars. The ribs were exactly as the recipe title implies, "wonderfully tender". Frying them in the oil gave them the perfect crispy-brown texture while retaining their moisture. I only made one variation in the directions. Instead of cooking the sauce in a separate saucepan, I drained the oil from the pan and added the sauce to the pan to coat the ribs. Yummy, yummy, yummy! DH enjoyed emensely, literally licking his fingers. Thanks for sharing this recipe, which will be a definite "keeper" in our household! (Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #42)

MarthaStewartWanabe August 02, 2010

Very good ribs, very tender. I used the whole ribs, but made as written. Made for Make My Recipe.

mightyro_cooking4u December 07, 2009

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