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BBQ Pork Spareribs

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“This is an adaptation of a traditional Chinese recipe suitable for cooking on a barbecue. You will need a barbecue with a hood for best results, or you can do the boring thing and cook in an oven. It has a really nice sauce that goes well over plain rice.”
1hr 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Blanch ribs in boiling water for two minutes.
  2. Mix soy sauce, water, sugar, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic and diced onion in a small bowl.
  3. Place ribs into a lightly oiled baking tray to avoid a mess on your BBQ and pour over the sauce mixture. The tray is also necessary so the sauce can be reserved.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes over a low heat with the hood of the BBQ closed.
  5. Add the sherry and season with pepper, stir to mix and turn over the ribs.
  6. Continue cooking over low temperature with hood down for another 40 minutes, stirring and turning ribs several times.
  7. Turn the grill section of the BBQ to high and transfer the ribs to the grill. Cook around 5 minutes a side until they are crisp and well browned.
  8. Blend chicken stock and cornflour together.
  9. While ribs are grilling add chicken stock and cornflour to sauce mixture, increase temperature and stir until sauce has thickened.
  10. Serve over boiled rice with sauce poured over top of ribs.

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