Recipe – Chinese Barbecue Spareribs

Do you love the Chinese style spareribs from your favorite Chinese restaurant?  Here’s a recipe that will reproduce that taste in your own kitchen, using the healthiest pork you can buy.

Serves 4

What you’ll need

            pork spareribs, 1 rack, cut into individual ribs

            hoisin sauce, 1⁄3 cup

            soy sauce, 1⁄4 cup

            dry sherry, 3 tablespoons

            garlic, 2 cloves, finely chopped


            sugar, 2 tablespoons

            beet juice or puree, 2 tablespoons

            Chinese five spice powder, 1 tablespoon

To prepare

1.  Heat oven to 350°.  Whisk together hoisin, soy, sherry, garlic, sugar, beet juice, and spice powder in a large bowl. Add ribs; toss to coat with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.

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2.  Arrange a baking rack on top of a rimmed, parchment paper lined sheet pan. Remove ribs from marinade (reserve marinade); arrange on the rack, meat (not bone) side up. Place pan on middle rack of oven; pour in enough water that it reaches halfway up the sides of the pan, making sure the water does not touch the ribs.

3.  Bake ribs for 35 minutes. Baste ribs with reserved marinade; flip and baste again. Bake for 35 minutes more. (Add more water to pan if it dries up.)

4. Raise heat to 450°. Flip ribs again; baste with remaining marinade. Continue baking until ribs are glazed, browned, and tender, about 20 minutes more. Serve with Chinese mustard or duck sauce.  Bon Appetit!

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