Vietnamese Lemongrass Spareribs

“From the "What seems to be now very expensive cookbook" The simple art of Vietnamese cooking. The first time I made this I couldn't find lemongrass so I used lemongrass oil--it's not the same as using the real deal. --EDIT-- these are supposed to be a little charred (or burnt) Asian ribs tend to be this way. Also if you use a mortar for the lemongrass and onions, there will be no big pieces that can burn.”
3hrs 30mins
1 Rack

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 500°F.
  2. Starting on one end of the ribs pull off the thin membrane that covers the bones and the flap of meat on the underside of the ribs.
  3. Use a knife to help loosen any stubborn spots.
  4. Then trim as much fat as you can from the ribs and cut down between the bones to separate the ribs.
  5. In a mortar, pound together the garlic, shallots, pepper and salt.
  6. Stir in the sugar, fish sauce, lemongrass, wine and oil.
  7. Arrange the ribs in a single layer on a shallow dish.
  8. Pour the marinade over them and coat well.
  9. Marinate in room temperature for at least 3 hours or, covered, in the refrigerator overnight.
  10. Put the ribs on a large baking pan and roast on the top shelf until crusty and dark, about 30 minutes.
  11. serve hot or at room temperature.

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