Chinese Pork Spare Ribs with Chestnuts

    1 hour 20 min

    A delicious dish made from pork spare ribs, which are cooked with potatoes and chestnuts. This dish takes a little time to make, but the results are worth it. Serve with freshly cooked rice.


    Quebec, Canada
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    Serves: 3 - 4 people

    • Marinade
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce or 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
    • 1-2 tablespoons cornflour mixed in 1 tablespoon water
    • 450g pork spare ribs, chopped into 2.5 cm pieces
    • 8 chestnuts
    • 2 tablespoons groundnut oil, divided
    • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    • 4-6 potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 1 spring onion, diced
    • Sauce
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • water as needed
    • salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Extra time:15min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Make the marinade by mixing together the sugar, salt, soy sauce and cornflour slurry. Mix in the spare ribs, let marinate for 15 minutes.
    2. Meanwhile boil the chestnuts for 10 mins. Peel the shell off whilst still warm.
    3. Heat a frying pan with half of the oil over high heat. Stir-fry the potatoes until brown. Transfer the potatoes into a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
    4. Heat the same frying pan with the remaining oil. Stir-fry the garlic until aromatic, 2-3 minutes. Add the spare ribs and cook until done, about 5 minutes.
    5. Transfer the ribs and chestnuts into the saucepan with potatoes and add enough water to cover 3/4 of the ingredients. Bring to the boil, then simmer for an additional 20 minutes over medium-high heat. Add soy sauce and salt to taste. Garnish with spring onions, if desired.

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