Glazed Chinese Spare Ribs

Glazed Chinese Spare Ribs


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About this recipe: Really tasty and really easy to make. They take a bit of time but they are worth it. They don't last 5 minutes in this house.

ami Derbyshire, England, UK

Serves: 4 

  • 900g pork spare ribs
  • 2 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 90ml rice or wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • grated zest of one lime
  • 4 tbsp of soft brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of Chinese five spice powder

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. Wash and dry the ribs and put into a pan. Cover with cold water and add the malt vinegar. Bring to the boil simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, put the remaining ingredients into a small pan with 90ml of water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes to reduce and to thicken slighty.
  3. Drain the ribs and transfer to a roasting dish that will hold them in a single layer. Pour over the soy mixture and toss ribs to coat evenly.
  4. Cover loosely with foil and roast at 220 degrees C for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove foil and cook for a further 30 minutes, turning and basting every 5 minutes.
  6. Let stand for 5 minutes, serve with lime wedges and plenty of napkins.

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Reviews (6)


Something else. It doesnt need the last half hour turing the ribs every 5 minutes - very YUMMY though!! x - 16 Sep 2009


this is now one of our favourite dinners and make it every other week! Just follow the recipe and you can't go wrong. They are delicious and better than any take away ribs! We serve them with egg fried rice and spring onions. Delicious! - 19 Jan 2013


Had friends over for dinner, made these as the starter, they all loved them said they were the best they had every had, they all wanted the recipe!! So big thumbs up from us - 23 Apr 2014

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