Spareribs Cantonese Recipe

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My aunt gave me this recipe more than 20 years ago. The thing we like most about it is that there isn't an overabundance of sauce, so the fabulous flavor of pork can shine through.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-3/4 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Dash pepper
  • Lemon wedges, optional

Nutritional Facts

16 ounce-weight: 704 calories, 43g fat (16g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 1387mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 44g protein.


  1. Cut the ribs into serving-size pieces; place with meat side down in a shallow roasting pan. Cover with foil; bake at 450° for 45 minutes. Drain; turn ribs.
  2. Combine marmalade, water, soy sauce and seasonings; spoon over ribs. Bake, uncovered, 1 hour longer or until tender, basting occasionally with sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Spareribs Cantonese in Country Pork 1996, p108

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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