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Rich and oozing with a deep savory flavor, Sinarsahang Pork Ribs is definitely a dish I would recommend to anyone hoping to really make the most of their pork ribs. This type of meat is really recognized for its tender and meaty taste that collaborates well with a somewhat salty and velvety sauce. That’s where our sarsa comes in!
Most Filipinos are familiar with this sauce because of how connected it is to lechon. And it definitely helps out a lot in providing some moisture and life to the dish. It has the same effect for our pork ribs, which only get more scrumptious with this kind of coating.
What do Sinarsahang Pork Ribs taste like?
Just to give you a clue of the kind of flavors we are working with, we utilize some tomato paste, soy sauce and white sugar to elevate the taste of the ribs. All of these make for a satisfying sauce that coats the meat beautifully.
And to truly complete our meal, we are integrating a few simple vegetables. You will need some slices of carrot and a couple of crunchy string beans for this. Altogether, you will have a meaty and healthy meal that could be great solo, or maybe with some white rice as well! Let’s cut the waiting here, and go straight to cooking then.
How to Make Sinarsahang Pork Ribs
Prepare the vegetables
Steaming the ingredients – First, you will need to get your 12 string beans, which you have cut into 2-inch pieces. Also grab 1 carrot, and slice this thinly. Steam both vegetables for a good 3 minutes. Set these aside for now
Sautè the ingredients
Heating up oil – Now just pour 3 tablespoons of your cooking oil into a pan.
Working with onion and garlic – Add 1 onion you’ve chopped, as well as 5 cloves of garlic you’ve minced. It’s time to sautè these together until the onion gets soft.
Integrating the meat – You will now place 3 lbs. of pork ribs in the pan, and then sautè this until it becomes light brown.
Adding seasonings and water – This is your sign to sprinkle in some flavor into the dish. Just pour 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 3 ounces of tomato paste, and 2 cups of water into the pan too. Then we will wait for the mixture to boil. Afterwards, add your 1 Knorr Pork Cube into the mix.
Tenderize the meat
Letting the meat get tender – Cover your pan, as you will need to let the dish simmer. Keep this up until the pork gets tender. It is best to cook this slowly. Do this by adjust the heat setting to low.
Incorporate the final components
Adding butter – You will also toss 2 tablespoons of butter inside. Then just keep simmering, but without the cover on top. Continue this until the sauce reduces to half.
Placing some more seasonings – Now sprinkle ½ teaspoon of white sugar, and as much salt and ground black pepper as you would prefer into the pan. After that, you can just transfer your delicious dish into a serving plate of choice.
Plating the dish – As you are putting the meat on the plate, you can also leave some space for the steamed vegetables, or serve them on separate dishes. And you’re done!
But we’re just warming up! If you want the full dining experience, I have some suggestions as to other food you can serve that would be great with these pork ribs!
What to Serve with Sinarsahang Pork Ribs
If you want to feel real full after this dish, I would suggest going with a surefire way to end up satisfied. Sinangag is perfect to pair with almost everything! It has a pleasantly garlic-y and savory taste that is never overwhelming. That is why it can stand beside ever flavorful dishes like our Sinarsahang Pork Ribs. But as I mentioned, this is also pretty filling because it is a great carb source.
For a bit of sourness and a refreshing taste, you may also want to try having some Potato Salad with Carrots and Pineapple. This can be a really fun side dish that also has a ton of healthy ingredients.
And if you truly enjoyed creating this dish, why not try out something very similar, but uses white meat? My Sinarsahang Manok recipe is also quite easy to follow, and you can expect a lot of flavor in it too! But there is also just a bit more variety in textures since we have diced tomato, green peas and bell pepper for this dish.
How did you like this Sinarsahang Pork Ribs recipe? If you are craving for more meaty recipes with a velvety, scrumptious sauce, you came to the right place. Feel free to scroll through the Panlasang Pinoy website for numerous options!
- Steam string beans and carrots for 3 minutes. Set aside.
- Heat the cooking oil in a pan. Sauté the onion and garlic until the onion softens.
- Put the pork ribs in the pan. Sauté until it turns light brown.
- Pour the soy sauce, add tomato sauce, and water. Let boil.
- Add Knorr Pork Cube. Cover the pan. Simmer until the pork tenderizes completely.
- Add the butter. Continue simmering uncovered until the sauce reduces to half.
- Add sugar and season with salt and ground black pepper.
- Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with steamed vegetables.
- Serve. Share and enjoy!
- I used pork baby back ribs for this recipe. Make sure to wash it thoroughly before using. Also remove the white membrane from the back of the ribs. I found that using a fish skinning pliers is a great way to do it.
- String beans or snake beans (also known as sitaw) needs to be cut into 2-inch pieces.
- I sliced the carrots into thin pieces so that it cooks faster. If in case you are using thicker slices of carrot, or baby carrots, steam it first and then add the string beans after 5 minutes (continue steaming until the string beans gets done). This will ensure that the beans don’t get overcooked and wrinkled.