Sunday, March 21, 2010

Asian Barbecued Pork Ribs

serve: 4 Prep: 10 mins cook: 50 mins


  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger root, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dark soy sauce
  • 2 fresh red chilies, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind soup base
  • 1-2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Wipe the pork ribs and place them in a work or wide frying pan.
  2. Blend soy sauce with chopped onion, garlic, ginger roots, chilies together in a food processor.
  3. When it turns to a paste, add the tamarind soup base, brown sugar, oil and seasoning to the onion mixture and mix well together.
  4. Pour the sauce over the ribs and toss well to coat.
  5. Bring to a boil and then simmer, uncovered and stirring frequently, for 30 minutes. Add extra water if necessary.
  6. Put the ribs on a barbeque grill or in the oven at 400 degree.
  7. continue cooking until the ribs are tender about 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the ribs.
  8. Baste the ribs with the sauce and turn them over from time to time.
  9. Serve the ribs with rice and stir fried vegetable or salad.

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