5-Spice Baby Back Ribs

"The best rib recipe ever!!! All my friends and family love this one.."
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  • place stock, garlic, gingerroot, 5-spice powder and soysauce into a large pan and bring to a simmer.
  • Add ribs and simmer slowly, without lid for around 30 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs and leave them to cool.
  • Boil cooking liquid gently until reduced to about 1/2 pt.
  • Place ribs on a baking sheet and brush with chinese barbecue sauce.
  • Bake in oven at 450 degrees for around 10 mins until sauce has caremelized slightly.
  • Heat the reduced liquid and pour over ribs to moisten.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. The best tasting recipe for this dish I've found yet. Delicious.!!!
  2. Wow! Much better than any takeout Chinese. Super easy and so flavorful!
  3. Fabulous!!!! I used boneless beef ribs, which everyone knows are generally dry, but this recipe made them so tender and not at all dry! My 11 year old son who usually only eats noodles when we have Chinese food ate two ribs~Zomg Amazing~ I will make these regularly! Great recipe thank you for sharing <3!
  4. This is a good recipe. I had the butcher cut the rack of baby back ribs in half so that each bone would be somewhat short. This made the dish into finger food, or appetizer style. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written except I sprinkled sesame seeds liberally on the finished product. Nobody raved about the ribs, and I sorta liked them. Nice, but no big cigar. Next time skip the 5 spice and add 1000 pounds of habanero sauce.
  5. Excellent flavor to these ribs. The only change I made was to grill them instead of baking and they were perfect. Thank you Daydreams for sharing the recipe.


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