OMG Delish Sticky Pork Spareribs

OMG Delish Sticky Pork Spareribs

I drove past our local butcher (where I must confess… I rarely shop…) on Tuesday and saw a special on pork spare ribs; ‘must remember to go back and get those at some point’ I thought and wow, I did remember!
Yesterday was my day off work so I knew I could dedicate a bit of time to marinating and preparation so I bought 2kg of the ribs. Now to find a recipe – originally I thought I’d do them American BBQ style however I have done a lot of those flavours lately. The other flavours that (to me) goes beautifully with pork are Asian. I did a quick search and came across Donna Hay’s Sticky Pork Spare Ribs… that’ll work. I bought 2kg of the ribs but just wanted to try this on half (maybe the others will get the American BBQ treatment after all!) so I halved the original recipe’s quantities.

Ingredients ready.
Ingredients ready.

Sticky Pork Spare Ribs

  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  •  4 cloves of garlic (or 4 teaspoons of minced – I was out of fresh)
  • 1/2 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 kg pork spare ribs
  • Sesame seeds at the end
  1. Mix everything in a bowl or directly into your marinating container (I still love the Tupperware marinating tray as shown in next pic)
  2. Add the ribs and then turn them over to coat in the sauce.

    Coated in the marinade.
    Coated in the marinade.
  3. Marinate in the fridge for as long as you can – mine were in for 5.5 hours and were superb. Overnight would also be great. Flip the container (or the ribs) every couple of hours.
  4. Take out of the fridge to bring up to room temperature and turn on the oven to 180C/350F. Put ribs on a roasting tray and cover the tray in foil.

    After marinating for 5 and a half hours - ready to cook.
    After marinating for 5 and a half hours – ready to cook.
  5. Cook for 1hr 15min then uncover and cook for a further 25min. Then increase the heat to 200C/400F for 15-20min. They will be lovely and dark and sticky.

I sprinkled the ribs with sesame seeds and served them with some plain basmati rice and fresh green beans… not too inventive on the accompaniments front tonight but everything tasted fantastic. A very easy and very yummy dinner.

Ready to eat

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