Picture this if you dare… you’re transported to a place far far away. So far away in fact, that the nearest Chinese restaurant won’t deliver. So far away that there isn’t a Chinese restaurant within driving distance. This is starting to sound like your worst nightmare, isn’t it? You’re hungry. You’re craving for some Chinese food. You’re desperate. But, don’t despair! The Chinese Quest is here is to save the day. Who else loves you so much, and cares for our readers so dearly, that we won’t ever let you be without Chinese food? And when you’re hankering for Chinese food, whether you’re breaking a fast; Or have ribs on your brain, here we are with a recipe for Spareribs!!
You know how much we, on our Chinese Quest, LOVE our spareribs. They’re the constant of every meal that we have. The one dish that we can use to objectively compare across all Chinese restaurants on our Quest. Our one “go to” dish. Our dish can now be your dish with this recipe for spareribs:
6 pounds pork spareribs
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
- Cut spareribs into serving-size portions; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade. Place remaining marinade in a large self-sealing bag. Add ribs, close bag tightly. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight; turn bag several times to distribute marinade.
- Drain ribs. Discard leftover used marinade. Place ribs in shallow roasting pan; cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 90 minutes.
- Uncover and brush ribs with the reserved 1/4 cup of marinade. Bake, uncovered, for 30 more minutes or till done.
By the way, is it “spareribs” or “spare ribs”?
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)