These Chinese spareribs are tender, juicy, and tangy. I created this recipe after nothing caught my eye while searching for a good sparerib recipe. I cooked this in the broiler in Japan, but it should be fine on the grill or in the oven.
- hoisin sauce : 3 Tbsp
- ketchup : 1 Tbsp
- honey : 1 Tbsp
- soy sauce : 1 Tbsp
- sake : 1 Tbsp
- rice vinegar : 1 tsp
- lemon juice : 1 tsp
- grated fresh ginger : 1 tsp
- grated fresh garlic : 0.5 tsp
- Chinese five-spice powder : 0.25 tsp
- pork spareribs : 1 pound
Stages of cooking
Mix together hoisin sauce, ketchup, honey, soy sauce, sake, rice vinegar, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, and five-spice powder in a shallow glass dish. Place ribs in the dish and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or up to overnight.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Fill a broiler tray with enough water to cover the bottom. Place the grate or a rack over the tray; arrange ribs on the grate.
Cook in the preheated oven on the center rack for 40 minutes, turning and brushing with marinade every 10 minutes. Let marinade cook on for final 10 minutes to make a glaze. Finish under the broiler if desired. Discard any remaining marinade.