Wonderful change from typical BBQ ribs. A winner with every guest that has tried: sweet, rich and savoury. I got this recipe from the archives of Bon Appetit. Timing does not take in to marinating time
Rinse ribs. Pat dry. Place steamer rack in heavy large Dutch oven; add water to just below rack and bring to simmer. Place ribs on rack, cover and steam until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove ribs from over water and cool.
Combine coconut milk, cilantro, brown sugar, shallots, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and salt in processor and process until almost smooth. Transfer marinade to 15 x 10 x 2-inch glass baking dish. Add ribs and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Remove ribs from marinade; reserve marinade. Grill or broil ribs until golden brown, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Transfer to platter. Tent with foil to keep warm.
Transfer marinade to heavy small saucepan. Boil marinade 1 minute.