About this recipe:A super-delicious Chinese spare rib dish. Pork spare ribs are braised in a spicy sauce with onions. If the sauce is too thin for your liking, add a little bit of cornflour and water to thicken it. Enjoy over freshly cooked rice.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 (1.5cm) piece fresh ginger, sliced
1/4 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
500g pork spare ribs, chopped into 2.5cm pieces
1 teaspoon chilli bean paste
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 whole star anise
6 tablespoons water
2 onions, thinly sliced
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Method Prep:15min › Cook:35min › Ready in:50min
Heat the oil in a wok over high heat. Add the ginger and peppercorns and stir-fry. When fragrant, add the spare ribs and stir-fry until the meat turns light pink.
Add the chilli-bean paste, soy sauce and salt and stir thoroughly. Add the star anise and water; stir. Cover the wok and cook over the medium heat for about 25 minutes until the ribs are well done and the water is almost dry.
Add the onion and stir-fry for a few minutes. Transfer to a dish and serve.