Chinese Spare Ribs

Chinese Spare Ribs


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About this recipe: A great way to cook ribs so they are full of flavour and falling off the bone tender. Chinese five spice is the key ingredient.


Serves: 4 

  • 900g pork spare ribs
  • 2 tablespoons malt vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 90ml rice or wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 1 lime, grated zest
  • 4 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder

Prep:35min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Wash and dry the ribs and put into a saucepan. Cover with cold water and add the malt vinegar. Bring to the boil simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile put the remaining ingredients into a small saucepan with 90ml of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes to reduce and to thicken slightly.
  3. Drain the ribs and transfer to a casserole dish that will hold them in a single layer. Pour over the soy mixture and toss ribs to coat evenly.
  4. Cover loosely with foil and roast at 220 degrees C for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and cook for a further 30 minutes, turning and basting every 5 minutes.
  6. Let stand for 5 minutes, serve with lime wedges and plenty of napkins.

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