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Vietnamese Sesame Spareribs

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“God help me! I can eat these forever. The flavors are so intense and just a blast to savor!! We eat this with jasmine rice, and steamed broccoli seasoned with black pepper. The key to this recipe is the sweet and sour sauce, it is completely different than the traditional Chinese kind, not too sweet, definitely not syrupy and is pungent, sour, sweet and just a lot of fun. When this sauce gets mixed in with the rice...oh my!”
1hr 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, mix scallions, sesame seeds, salt, fish sauce, honey, flour and sugar. Marinate in mixture overnight -- or for 24 hours, it makes a difference! You can marinate for 15 minutes, but I noticed the flavors are amazing when marinated for longer.
  2. Preheat oven at 350°F
  3. Bake spareribs for 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Turn oven to broil and broil ribs for 5 minutes, turning frequently. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. The fish sauce will smell kinda strong and weird while cooking -- don't worry it doesn't taste that way.
  4. Sweet and sour sauce:
  5. In bowl, mix garlic, sugar, citrus juice, water and fish sauce until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in chili pepper.

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