Sticky Sweet Chinese Ribs
Sticky Sweet Chinese Ribs
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Sticky Sweet Chinese Ribs! Oh my goodness, I really love this recipe! The flavours are simply out of this world. You get the sweetness from the sugars, in contrast with a little salty from the soy sauce, and a background peppery hint with a 'bite' of ginger. When all these flavours come together, you end up with a plate of sticky sticky... yes, they are sticky! spare ribs. These are incredibly easy to make, and can be served as a starter, or a dish as part of a party, say a buffet, or as one of the dishes for a Chinese banquet.
Servings: 2
The meat:
  • The amounts will be enough for 3- 4 thick and meaty pork spare ribs. save left over marinade for basting if you are grilling your meat.
  • 2 lbs Meaty Spare Ribs cut into 1 inch pieces. (you can do this using a cleaver or ask your butcher)
The marinade:
  • 1 Tablespoon Chinese Rice Wine*
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Palm Sugar * liquid form
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon White Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoi SIn Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Scallion / Spring Onion finely chopped
  1. This is a really simple recipe!
  2. Heat oven to 400F, 200C or gas 6.
  3. Rinse the 1 inch pieces of chopped ribs under cold water and pay attention to remove any loose bones where they have been cut.
  4. Throw all the above ingredients except the sesame seeds and scallions / spring onions, into a bowl or zip lock bag with the ribs and leave to marinade for 30 minutes. The best way to make sure all the meat is coated is to get stuck in with your hand...mix the ribs well with all the marinade.
  5. Put some foil on a baking tray (this will stop any of the palm sugar sticking directly onto your tray when it goes in the oven).
  6. Lay the ribs on the tray spread out so they are not on top of each other. Then use a teaspoon and sprinkle the sesame seeds all over. Place in the oven. Depending on the size of your ribs, thick ones will take about 20 minutes, or until the tops go a crispy brown, like in the main photo.
  7. The ribs will be ready when they look like the photo below. Put on a plate and sprinkle some chopped spring onion / scallion over and viola! Tasty succulent sticky sweet ribs!