Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Make Grilled Chinese Pork Spareribs

Make your own grilled Chinese pork spareribs without the cardboard take-out box.

While they are in a thickly coated sweet barbecue sauce, Chinese pork spareribs have a rich flavor that doesn't need dressing up. Skip heavy marinades and high-calorie sauces in favor of this simple Chinese recipe that brings out the best of the natural flavors already present in the pork.


1. Trim any excess fat from the spareribs.

2. Mix the spices in a bowl.

3. Rub the spice mixture into the pork.

4. Wrap the pork in plastic wrap and place on a plate. Leave in the refrigerator overnight.

5. Spray your stove-top grill or outdoor grill with nonstick cooking spray.

6. Heat up your stove top or outdoor grill.

7. Braise the outside of the ribs on high flame or high heat for 10 minutes.

8. Move ribs to a cooler part of the grill or lower the heat. Continue cooking the ribs for about 1 hour and 30 minutes, turning ribs over every 20 minutes.

9. Chop green onions finely while the ribs are cooking.

10. Sprinkle ribs with chopped spring onion as garnish.

Tips Warnings

If you're a big fan of spareribs prepared with Chinese condiments like soy and hoisin sauce, consider serving them on the side.

If you don't have a grill or like your spareribs extra tender, prepare spareribs in the oven. Roast uncovered for 45 minutes at 375 degrees F and then covered at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

This recipe serves four to six people an appetizer.