Chinese Spare Ribs

Chinese Spare Ribs


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About this recipe: Delicious, lip-smackingly good Chinese spare ribs. These are easy to make in the oven, and call for simple, familiar ingredients. Serve these tasty ribs as a main course or finger food.


Serves: 6 

  • 120ml hoisin sauce
  • 60ml cranberry sauce
  • 3 tablespoons reduced salt soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food colouring (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1.75kg pork spareribs, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 475ml water

Prep:1hr20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr20min 

  1. In a large bowl, blend hoisin sauce, cranberry sauce, soy sauce, white wine, honey and red food colouring. Mix in garlic salt and Chinese five-spice powder. Place ribs in the mixture. Cover, and marinate in the fridge at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  3. Place water in the bottom of a large roasting tin. Arrange ribs on wire oven rack, and cook 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Cover with remaining sauce mixture, and continue cooking 30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 70 degrees C.

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