Chinese-Style Baby Back Ribs

Chinese-Style Baby Back Ribs

Recipe Rating: 3.60948
Serves 4
These Chinese-style babyback ribs are delicious served hot or at room temperature. For juicy, tender ribs, poach them before placing on the grill to barbeque. This also reduces the fatty content.
  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • For poaching
  • 3 inches fresh ginger, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 9 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • For marinade
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 inches fresh ginger, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes
  • 1 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 3 tablespoons powdered mustard
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons honey
Arrange a large roasting pan over two burners on the stovetop. Place ribs meat side down. Cover with 7 cups water, ginger, garlic and five spice powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Cool ribs in poaching liquid for 30 minutes. Remove ribs from liquid and set aside; discard liquid.

Meanwhile, combine hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, toasted sesame oil, chile flakes, five spice powder, mustard, sherry and honey in a medium bowl. Arrange ribs in a large glass baking dish or in large resealable plastic bags. Cover completely with marinade, turning to coat, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Prepare a grill for indirect, low heat cooking. Remove ribs from marinade; reserve remaining marinade. Cut rib racks into 4- to 6- rib sections and arrange meaty side up on the grill.

Heat marinade to boiling for two minutes, then reserve for basting ribs.

Turn, rotate and baste ribs with marinade every 10 minutes, for approximately 1 hour. Continue to grill until the meat begin to pull away from the bone and a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the rib (without touching the bone) reads 160°F.

Transfer ribs to a cutting board and cut between bones to separate. Place on a platter and serve with any remaining marinade.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 610 calories (370 from fat), 42g total fat, 13g saturated fat, 135mg cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 10g sugar), 40g protein.
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