Chinese Spare Ribs For Fiesta Friday #19
I love ribs, and really love the ribs you get in Chinese restaurants, they are sticky and a little sweet and tender, so delicious. I found this recipe on Martha Stewarts site. They are so easy to make,the sauce is amazing and this recipe produces some exceptional ribs. I roasted the ribs for about 4 hours on 300, rather than a couple of hours at 325 degree’s simply because I had things to do and just left in the oven while I ran around.
So my offering for Fiesta Friday #19 is Chinese Ribs, serve with some of that delicious slaw thats here at the party. Our co hosts this week are Prudy@butter basil breadcrumbs and Sue@birgerbird and overseeing all of the party animals is the lovely and talented Angie@the novice gardener. I can’t wait to dig into everything that everyone brought.
Chinese-Style Spare Ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sambal oelek or other spicy chili sauce
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
4 scallions, cut into 2-inch pieces
2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
I changed the recipe just a bit, I like a little sweetness. I added a tbs (not packed) of dark brown sugar and 1 tbs of the Calmer Sutra Ginger honey. I would have added 2 tbs but thats all I had left. I did not have malt vinegar so used apple cider vinegar.
1 rack pork spare ribs, cut into thirds lengthwise
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a food processor, pulse ketchup, hoisin, sambal oelek, vinegar, scallions, and ginger until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Season ribs with salt and coat both sides with sauce. Roast, bone side down, until ribs are tender but not falling off the bone, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Cut into single ribs and serve with slaw.
Nothing says it’s a party like a rack of ribs! These sound great, like Finger lickin’ good 😉
Thank you they were sticky messy good!
I’m salivating again! Wow. Remind me to revisit this when I can run my oven for a few hours. That will be November or December probably. 🙂
Thank you I had to turn the AC on in the kitchen. It’s unbearable having the oven on for long. Next time I will grill on the Barbie .
Great idea! We are pretty much just grilling for the next several months. Anything with the stove or oven will have to be quick!
Looks real good I love ribs but don’t nearly have them often enough xx
Me neither, I love them but don’t make very often. Not sure why they are easy and delicious. Thanks so much.
I love the ribs you get a Chinese restaurants, too! These look scrumptious, I can’t wait to try them out. Happy Fiesta Friday! 🙂
Thanks so much, me too. I happened upon this recipe and it sounded great, and it really was delicious. It’s a keeper.
Good to know! 🙂
These look crazy good! Perfect for a party!
Thanks so much, the only thing is you have to invest in lots of napkins.
Oh Suzanne! These are wonderful. I love how simple they are to put together and great to just let something roast for hours while you get some things done. I bet your house smelled so good when you got home. And I love sweet and sour!
Oh it did, it smelled great, the dogs were going nuts. Those ribs were delicious, they really tasted very much like Chinese ribs. Loved the sauce and I am going to use that recipe again. Thank you so much.
I’ll have to try it, my son absolutely loves Chinese ribs!
Welcome Welcome Welcome Suzanne! ! We are kindred spirits it seems, both of us bringing ribs to Fiesta Friday. .. and I must say that yours look so delicious! Your photo is mouth wwatering. .. and I’m with you, I love those sweet, sticky Chinese spareribs! They’re the perfect treat to bring to Fiesta Friday … thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us! Have a wonderful weekend. .. ❤
I almost ditched my ribs after I saw yours. They look so good, I didn’t want to post mine, But I had already thawed them and had to make and I figure with a bunch of hungry bloggers you can’t have too many ribs. Thanks Prudy, I thought the same thing, both of us thinking ribs, kindred spirits indeed.
I’m so glad you posted yours… Look at what we would have missed out on if you didn’t… They’re perfect! ❤
These looks amazing! I am hungry now:)
Thank you so much!
OMG, don’t even let my husband see this! He’d be the first to demand it. Which I would actually gladly comply! I’m partial to ribs myself, especially this kind. Definitely making this, no question! 🙂
Thank you, this is a really good recipe. So glad I happened up on it. They would also be great on the grill.
Wow! Those look so delicious!
Thank you so much.
Finger licking good, Suzanne! Yum!
Thanks so much Fae.
What a delicious treat to bring along to the Fiesta Suzanne! I would love to try these! Sticky, sweet and slow-cooked – sounds perfect to me! 🙂
Thanks Margot, I am so happy with how they turned out. They really are sticky sweet!
Suzanne, usually I eat this rib in the restaurant. Your recipe is so good, it makes I want to eat with my fingers 🙂
LOL, I did eat with my fingers, they are really good I hope you give the recipe a try sometime.
These look seriously amazing Suzanne. I love ribs of all kinds but I don’t think I’ve ever tried Chinese stye ones… yum! Definitely trying this
Thanks Laura, they are worth trying. It’s so simple too!
These ribs look amazing Suzanne! Chinese food is my favourite, so I’d definitely love to try this recipe out! 🙂
Thank you Jess, me too, love Chinese food and these ribs are really good.
I’m definitely trying these!!! OK, I know they aren’t on my heart-smart diet but…I will be careful, eat them on a day when I haven’t had too many calories or cholesterol!!!
No not heart smart, thats for sure but they are delicious and an indulgence every now and then is certainly ok as long as we eat smart the majority of the time. Thank you so much.
Happy fiesta friday! thanks for sharing! greetings from Italy!
Ciao, greetings from Brooklyn, NY. Thank you so much.
So tempting Suzanne! I love the way you adapted the sauce, I also like it sweeter. Happy Fiesta Friday!
Thank you, yes I think they were counting on Hoisin to sweeten but it just wasn’t sweet enough for me, it tasted more balanced with some sweetening.
Ummm….. Those are truly drool-worthy. I feel like Homer Simpson!
LOL, yes Homer, I feel like him every time I am in a doughnut shop!
These look lip-lickingly good. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. 😉
Thank you so much, you too!
Wow and WOW! Finger licking good! I can imagine what was the amazing smell in your house. Did your neighbors ask you to invite them to the dinner? 😀
Thank you! Yes the smell was wonderful, I really love this recipe. Exceptional ribs.
Ribs are never enough! They look very scrumptious !
Thank you so much and I totally agree!
These ribs look fabulous! Chinese-style ribs are something I’ve never cooked before but I totally need to. Love the sticky sweetness!
Thank you Christin, this was my first time making them and was so pleased with how they turned out. Yes that sticky sweet glaze is wonderful.
I love ribs, too, and so happy for a new recipe! That photo is killer. Thanks, Suzanne 🙂
Thanks Liz, those ribs were very photogenic, LOL!! The recipe is terrific. I love how easy it is.
Just like you I adore ribs. And it is so sunny here in the U.K at the moment that your recipe is perfect for a BBQ. Thank you for sharing and timing your post so well. Emma xx
So glad you are enjoying some sunshine in the UK, yes it’s perfect BBQ weather here also. We haven’t hit the super hot muggy days of summer yet and I love being able to grill in the yard. Thanks Emma!
Never tried Chinese spare ribs but now that it’s officially BBQ season I should give them a try!
Here in Munich we eat spare ribs very often 🙂
Thanks for this new recipe!
They are a staple item on Chinese menu’s in the US, they are delicious and would be amazing grilled. Thanks so much Julian.
Yum yum yum!! they look so good, I love ribs but I rarely ever have them. i don’t even need my fork to dig into these!
No fork necessary, LOL, but lots and lots of napkins. Messy and delicious. Thanks so much Michelle.
we love ribs also! just eating them your hands bring so much joy! 🙂
Yes, yes, yes!! love eating them with my hands, nothing dainty about eating ribs. Thank you so much.
Excuse me for a minute while I wipe the drool away from my mouth. Yum! Great job 🙂
Thanks so much Matt! LOL.
Looks awesome! I’m visiting my parents and my mom made some spare ribs last week. I’m sure she would like this recipe. 🙂
Thank you, I think this is a really great recipe simple and delicious. I hope your Mom likes if she tries.
Gimme some paper towels, I’m going in! These look fantastic, Suzanne. I bet that ginger honey of yours gave it an extra special boost of flavor! Funny that I’m reading this post tonight because I had some granola earlier and thought to myself that it’s not anywhere near as good as yours! 😀
The ginger honey was perfect and I wish I had more I would have used instead of the brown sugar it went perfectly with the sort of Asian flavors. Thanks so much Patty. I have to order more honey, it goes fast and is so good. I need another jar to make another batch of the granola.
Okay you have now hit on one of my favourite foods. I admit it – I have a passion for ribs and Chinese style ribs are so good. This means one thing…..I must try yours! They look delectable – sticky, gooey and crispy 😉 Thanks for posting
I do too all kinds of ribs. They are so tender and juicy and delicious. Thank you so much Cindy.
They look delicious, Suzanne! I like the touch of sweetness. Must be a great contrast against the savory taste of the meat. I love ribs but I never cook them at home. Maybe because my mother never did. You make it sound so simple! 🙂
Francesca, they are so simple and for an accomplished cook such as yourself they are a breeze. Thank you so much.
You are very kind, Suzanne, but believe me: as they say in my country, sometimes I get lost in a glass of water! 😉
These look fabulous, Suzanne! I love that the ingredient list isn’t a mile long…yet sounds like delicious flavors! I’m pinning this one. 🙂
Thank you so much Nancy, you are too kind. This recipe is really good, simple, few ingredients and delivers big time on taste.
Oh my Suzanne, I want those!
Thanks so much Sheryl!
Mmmm, you have made me drool! Your ribs would be awesome with my slaw! A match made in heaven! 😀
Your slaw is what inspired my ribs, I am making the ribs again with your slaw this weekend for fathers day! Thank you.
Hey, how awesome is that? I hope everyone enjoys it! 😀
Oh do your ribs look amazing!! I too love them, but just don’t make them often enough! Need to try this recipe! Thanks, Suzanne!~
Thanks Christina, I didn’t make them often at all because of the 2 part process, just too much work to do often. These were so easy and I made a big jar of the sauce so I have on hand whenever I get a craving for ribs.
Oh yum!!! Suzanne, I also love Chinese spare ribs, the more finger licking-sticky the better, and yours look perfect! Brilliant party snack food for the Fiesta! 😀
Thank you. I brought a lot of napkins for the sticky hands!!
Ahhhh!!! I would take beef if you have. 😀 The sauce/marinade sounds really amazing and this is super easy to do. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
I have never tried an Asian sauce on beef, I think it would be delicious. Next time I’ll bring beef.
Those look so good, my children love ribs and I’m always trying new recipes – this looks fab!
It’s a really good recipe. One that will be in rotation regularly here in my house. Next time I’m grilling them.
These look beyond amazing! So good, Suzanne! Thanks for sharing at the party. (we may be using this recipe sometime in the future!)
Thank you so much Kloe. It really is a great recipe. I am making it again for this weekend.
These look absolutely divine! I love spare ribs so much but haven’t done them for ages and ages. Thanks for the reminder – they’re on my to do list…
I know what you mean, love them but don’t make very often. After trying out this recipe I think they will be made more often Thanks so much.
They are exactly the way I eat them, sticky and crunchy! Yum!
Thank you so much, yes a little sweet and sticky. YUM.
I made them for my dear husband Peter & he devoured them totally!
He loved them so much. X
I am so thrilled that you gave these a try, and especially happy that Peter liked them. Thank you so much.
These make me want to have a BBQ! They look awesome.
Thanks Mary Frances, they would be awesome grilled.
Hi Suzanne, my husband is away on business until the 27th of this month. Just pinned, will make this for his first meal when he comes back. He loves hoisin and ribs, together should be perfection.
Hi Cheri; the sauce is amazing. I highly recommend sweetening it a little. The ribs were do dimple to make and really delicious. Hope you and your husband enjoy. Thank you so much.
These spare ribs look unreal. I’m licking my lips and hoping these appear at the dinner table real soon!
Lol, wish I were Samantha from bewitched I would twitch my nose and send them over. Thank you so much.
That photo seriously induced a good deal of mouth watering!! Looks so succulent! I like the idea of the slow cooking to leave them really tender. great post!
Thanks so much Rhonda, I love spare ribs that are slow cooked and sticky sweet.
Me too Suzanne– I never understood dry rub ribs– sticky is good!
looks fantastic, moist and well cooked, delicious !
Thank you very much!
Gosh. Crikey, even ! 😦
If I were ever going to stop being a vego, this recipe would probably do it.
[M-R straightens her shoulders determinedly]
But I’m not.
Thats a great compliment, I wouldn’t want you to change but this recipe is tempting. Thank you so much.
It looks totally drool-worthy. 🙂
HOLY COW (or should I say HOLY PIG)! Those look fantastic! Must try this recipe, seems so simple for such an amazing outcome! Yum!
It’s almost to simple, they are amazing! thanks so much Christina.
Oh my god, these are so gorgeous and decadent! Ribs are one of my top five favorite dishes. Thank you so much for the great recipe. Summer is here and I have the ingredients so… 😉
Thank you so much Stephane, they are tender and moist and really tasty, I do hope you like them.
These look delicious and Fiesta Friday sounds like so much fun! Need to look into it.
Oh you should participate in FF’s. They are fun and you have such great recipes. Thanks so much!!