December 22, 2011
Barbecue pork ribs
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes, plus marinating time.
3 pounds pork ribs, spare ribs or baby backs
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/4 cup rice wine
1/2 to ¾ cup Chinese spare rib sauce, preferably Lee Kum Kee brand
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
1. In a large baking dish, rub the ribs with the sugar, salt, black pepper and rice wine. Pour over the spare rib sauce and rub it onto the ribs. Cover and place the ribs in the refrigerator to marinate, at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the ribs in a large roasting pan, pouring over any extra liquid. Bake the ribs for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the pan from the oven and brush the honey onto the ribs. Place the pan back in the oven and continue to bake for another 30 minutes, or until the ribs are done. Place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes to crisp the outer layer of the ribs, if desired, before serving.
Each serving: 622 calories; 33 grams protein; 48 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 32 grams fat; 12 grams saturated fat; 128 mg cholesterol; 45 grams sugar; 2,995 mg sodium.