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I enjoy eating spare ribs to the point that I don’t mind how messy my hands are while indulging every bite. This recipe post is all about Asian Style Spare Ribs. It is a simple spare ribs dish that is full of flavor. I also liked how the meat got really tender.
My secret in making this Asian Spare Ribs really tasty comes from 2 sources: the marinade and the basting sauce. The marinade is composed of soy sauce, lime juice, garlic powder, pepper, and blackstrap molasses. It is something like my yummy pork belly marinade less the banana ketchup and made sweeter.The basting sauce is simply Hoisin sauce, nothing more.
I started out by marinating the pork spare ribs overnight. Doing this gives the meat the chance to absorb most of the flavor of the marinade. The additional flavor comes from the Hoisin sauce that I brushed over the ribs before roasting. That’s it! I know, it is very easy and you can surely do it too.
The secret to the fall-of-the-bone texture is the oval roaster that I am using. It looks like a cooking pot, only that it is used for roasting or baking. It is inexpensive and you can get it almost in any department store. The oval roaster has a cover which traps steam while baking or roasting. This keeps the meat moist and makes it tender overtime.
I had these yummy spare ribs with a cup white rice. I also tried this before with fries and chips and it works too.
Try this Asian Style Spare Ribs Recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 4 lbs. pork spare ribs sliced into individual pieces
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- juice from 3 limes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
- 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon roasted sesame seeds.
- Combine soy sauce, molasses, lime juice, garlic powder, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Stir until well blended.
- Put the sliced pork spare ribs in a resealable bag. Pour-in the soy sauce mixture. Let the air out, then seal the bag. Place it inside the refrigerator and marinate overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line a parchment paper or aluminum foil on an oval roaster (use the roaster with cover). Arrange the marinated pork spare ribs on top. Brush the spare ribs with hoisin sauce.
- Cover the roaster and roast the ribs for 50 to 60 minutes.
- Arrange the ribs in a serving plate. Brush more Hoisin sauce, if preferred. Sprinkle sesame seeds all over the ribs.