Chinese Barbecued Ribs
One bite of these tender and flavorful ribs and you'll understand why this is the most requested recipe from friends and family. I developed it based on a recipe from my father-in-law, adding my own interpretation over the years. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
- 1/2 cup char siu sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup oyster sauce
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 4 pounds pork spareribs
- Thinly sliced green onions, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Reserve half of the sauce for basting.
- Place ribs, bone side down, in a shallow roasting pan lined with foil. Spoon remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour; drain.
- Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until ribs are tender, basting occasionally with reserved sauce. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Sprinkle with green onions if desired.
Editor's Note: Look for char sui sauce in the Asian foods section of the grocery store or ethnic market.
Originally published as Chinese Barbecued Ribs in Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook 2012