• Ingredients: 32
  • Serves: 4

Chinatown char siu barbeque ribs or pork with slabs baby back ribs, cut in half lengthwise through all the bones, honey or char siu sauce, chopped fresh chives, for garnish.

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup brandy, rum, or bourbon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsps. dark sesame oil
  • 2 tbsps. hot sauce, such as Asian chile sauce or Tabasco
  • 2 tbsps. ground ginger or minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tsps. garlic
  • 2 tsps. Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tbsps. onion powder
  • 2 tsps. red food coloring

Ribs

  • 2 slabs baby back ribs, cut in half lengthwise through all the bones
  • 1/4 cup honey or char siu sauce
  • Chopped fresh chives, for garnish

Tapenade

Salad

For dipping sauce:

  • Special equipment: a 12-inch bamboo steamer; a 6-inch rolling pin or dowel; a well-seasoned 14-inch wok with a lid

Dippers

Directions

  1. Step 1 Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk thoroughly. Place the meat in a resealable plastic bag (you may need more than one), add the marinade, seal tightly, and toss to coat.
  2. Step 2 Heat your cooker to 300°F. (You can also use an indoor oven. Just place the ribs on a wire grate over a pan or on a broiler pan.) If you are using a gas grill, turn off one or two burners and place the meat over the cool burners.
  3. Step 3 If you are using a charcoal grill, set it up by banking the coals against one side for indirect cooking.
  4. Step 4 Remove the ribs from the marinade and cook for about 1 hour; then paint the bone side of the ribs with a coat of the honey or char siu sauce.

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  5. Step 5 Cook for 10 minutes, underside up; then turn meat side up, paint with more honey or char siu sauce, and cook for another 10 minutes.

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  6. Step 6 Remove the ribs, let them sit for 5 minutes, cut them into individual ribs, and serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh chives.

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Nutrition information

Calories 506 Carbohydrates 38 g (13%)
Fat 25 g (38%) Protein 25 g (50%)
Saturated Fat 8 g (39%) Sodium 1,171 mg (49%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g Fiber 2 g (6%)
Monounsaturated Fat 10 g Cholesterol 83 mg (28%)