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Barbecued Spare Ribs Recipe | Chinese Snacks

Barbecued Spare Ribs Recipe | Chinese Snacks

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Appetizers, Easy Recipes, Holidays
Cuisine China
Servings 6


  • 4 lbs fresh spare-ribs
  • ¼ cup dark soy sauce
  • ½ cup Hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsps dry sherry
  • ¼ tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  • #Although Chinese barbecue sauce is nothing like the tomato-based American-style sauce, these ribs are still tasty cooked on a grill.# First prepare the garnish. Trim the root ends and the dark green tops from the onions.
  • Cut both ends into thin strips, leaving about 1/2 inch in the middle uncut.
  • Place the onions in ice water for several hours or overnight for the ends to curl up.
  • Cut the spare-ribs into one-rib pieces. Mix all the remaining ingredients together, pour over the ribs and stir to coat evenly. Allow to stand for 1 hour.
  • Put the spare-rib pieces on a rack in a roasting pan containing 2½ cups water and cook in a preheated 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Add more hot water to the pan while cooking, if necessary.
  • Turn the ribs over and brush with the remaining sauce. Cook 30 minutes longer, or until tender. Serve garnished with the onion brushes. #TIME# Preparation takes about 45 minutes. The onion brushes must soak for at least 4 hours and the ribs must marinate for 1 hour. Cooking takes about 1 hour. #PREPARATION# If the ribs are small and not very meaty, cut into two-rib pieces before cooking, then into one-rib pieces just before serving. #COOK’S TIP# The ribs may be prepared in advance and reheated at the same temperature for about 10 minutes.
Keyword Party Recipe, Snacks