An easy way to make Chinese restaurant style ribs at home. This recipe is also ideal for your outdoor BBQ grill. Use the sauce as a marinade brushing generously as the ribs cook.
1 slab pork loin backribs (2-1/2 pounds)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman brand)
2 tablespoons rice wine or cooking sherry wine
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure sesame oil
1 teaspoon dried crushed red chili peppers
Wash and rinse the ribs with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, mix salt and pepper together. Rub the salt and pepper mixture evenly over the ribs. Crush, peel and finely chop the garlic. In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients together thoroughly and set aside.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a large pan with tinfoil, place the ribs in pan and bake for 1 hour. Remove the ribs from oven and brush half the sauce over the ribs. Return ribs to the oven for 20 minutes. Again remove and brush the remaining sauce over ribs. Bake for 20 more minutes until tender. Cut into four even portions to serve.
Makes 2 to 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 40 minutes