Best Chinese Spareribs

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Best Chinese Spareribs
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Chinese spareribs, also known as Cantonese BBQ or char siu, are spareribs that are marinated in hoison sauce, soy sauce, and spices and barbecued or roasted.  This chinese spareribs recipe is easily one of our best spareribs recipes due to its ability to deliver the taste and texture of ribs you can typically only find at your local Chinatown. It doesn’t require you buy esoteric ingredients for the marinade or pork. Both Kansas City-style and St.Louis-style spareribs can be used. 

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4
Servings
833
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 Pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 1/2 Cup unsalted vegetable stock
  • 1/2 Cup Chinese rice wine
  • 1/4 Cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Teaspoons five-spice powder
  • 2 slices ginger, crushed
  • 1/4 Cup sliced scallions (sliced on the bias)

Directions

Heat the oil on in a Dutch oven, on high heat. Add the ribs and brown on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Except for the scallions, add  the remaining ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine. Pour over ribs. Cover, turn the heat down to low, and simmer for at least 1 hour, or until the ribs are tender, adding more stock if needed.

Garnish with sliced scallions before serving.

Chinese Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Chinese Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
94%
Sugar
18g
N/A
Saturated Fat
18g
89%
Cholesterol
182mg
61%
Protein
38g
75%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
6µg
1%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
14.4%
Vitamin B6
1mg
68%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
5µg
1%
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
19µg
24%
Calcium
62mg
6%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
17µg
4%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
24g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
11mg
55%
Phosphorus
361mg
52%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
702mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
38.7%
Sodium
1033mg
43%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
49.2%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
40%

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