Braised Pork Ribs with Onions

Braised Pork Ribs with Onions


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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.


Serves: 5 

  • 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

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the onion and stir-fry for a few minutes. Transfer to a dish and serve.

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