1/2-1tsred food coloringoptional but nice to use to give your ribs a reddish color
Extra Basting Ingredients for Basting Sauce
1tsChinese 5 Spice
Juices that result from baking the ribs
Rinse and pat dry the pork spareribs. Remove the membrane if you like.
Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl (hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, 5 Spice, rice vinegar, garlic, red food coloring (if using) and brown sugar.
Place the pork spareribs, along with the marinade, in a large plastic sealable bag. Marinade overnight.
The next day, pour off the marinade and preheat the oven to 275F. Wrap the ribs tightly in foil and bake low and slow for 4 hrs.
Remove from the oven after 4 hrs. Pour off the juices (that result from baking the pork) into a small saucepan and add the Extra Basting Ingredients for Basting Sauce. Bring to the boil, and boil down until you get a reduced thick and glossy sauce. It took me approximately 10 minutes.
Turn your oven to med-high to high broil. In the meantime, baste the pork ribs with the glossy marinade. Baste liberally!
Place under the broiler, and broil. Check every few minutes...I recommend every 3 minutes or so remove, baste with some more marinade and continue broiling!
You'll finish broiling and basting (approximately 10 minutes or so!) when you get a lovely charred and sticky look something like this!
Cut into individual ribs, then garnish wish sesame seeds and sliced scallions!
Ms. Sheraton recommends to serve this with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and/or Chinese mustard! I'm telling you...this is HEAVEN! CHEERS!
Keyword barbecue ribs, chinese style ribs, pork ribs, ribs