Wuxi Spareribs

Recipe by Grace Lynn
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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Blanch whole scallion in a 4-quart pot of boiling water until softened, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer scallion to a work surface and return pot of water to a boil.
  • Add ribs to boiling water and return to a boil, then immediately drain ribs in a colander.
  • Transfer ribs to a wide 2 1/2- to 3-quart heavy pot.
  • Carefully tie blanched scallion into a knot and add to pot with ribs.
  • Add wine, soy sauces, 3 cups water, ginger, star anise, cinnamon, rock sugar, and pepper to pot with ribs and simmer, covered, until meat is just tender, about 1 hour.
  • Remove lid and boil over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced by three fourths and meat is very tender, about 20 minutes more.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and remaining tablespoon water in a cup.
  • Reduce heat to moderate and add cornstarch mixture to ribs, then cook, stirring, until sauce is thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil.
  • Serve sprinkled with chopped scallion and cilantro.
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