Spare Ribs are loved by everyone and each country has its own particular recipe – Chinese Spare Ribs are very popular and are actually easy to make at home rather than buying in the supermarket. The secret is in the marinade.
This recipe originates from Shanghai in the northern part of coastal China. The traditional Chinese way of barbequing is to suspend the ribs on hooks underneath the oven rack. A baking pan of water is placed below them to keep the ribs moist and to catch the drips from the marinade and the melting fat. It's easier in the West to place the ribs on an oven rack over a pan of water.
Rack of pork ribs
2 tbsp peanut oil
6 tbsp honey
6 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp pale dry sherry
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp Chinese Five Spice
Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Place the rack of ribs in a large shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Marinade at room temperature for 3 hours. Roast in a medium oven with a pan of water under the rack for 45 mins. Increase the oven temperature and sear the ribs for 10 mins until they are crisp.
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