I love, love, love Chinese New Year – in fact I love it more than the Western New Year, there’s something more spiritual and magical about it and as a long time martial artist it has an extra-special meaning for me. This year is the year of the Goat a sign that represents calmness and creativity….so I’m only 50% Goat based on that then!!
These ribs are insane and absolutely perfect as part of your New Years feast and if you’re looking for other inclusions for your Chinese New Year table then check out my Crispy Wontons, Sher Ping stuffed pancakes and party stopping pot stickers.
Happy New Year! The Year of the Goat kicks of next Thursday 19th Feb!!
WHAT YOU NEED – serves 2
1 full rack of baby backs
1 tbs tomato puree
100 mls Chinese Rice wine (or Mirin)
1 large clove of garlic
1 tbs minced ginger
2 tbs runny honey
100 mls Hoisin sauce
Kick off by making the marinade and the glaze – this is the same but its used and cooked on 2 different ways. Combine the tomato puree, rice wine, garlic, ginger, honey and Hoisin.
Smother the rack with the 1/2 the marinade, divide in two equal parts and set on a trivot of white onion in a roasting tray. Seaon the rack well with salt and cracked black pepper
Tightly (really tightly) cover the ribs with foil – use a double covering to make sure they steam in their own juice in the oven.
Roast the ribs at 140c for 90 minutes – whip them out and literally pull at the bone, if it comes away from the meat then you are done. Get themout and leave to cool completely
Get your paint on with the other 1/2 of the marinade – at this stage feel free to add in some heat if you want, crushed red pepper corns or ghost chili flakes work well here.
Leave to cool again and keep painting on the glaze until its all gone
Grill hard for a few minutes on each side and serve with a cool crunchy salad of red cabbage and Courgette….or just stuff them in yer mug…either is good 😉
6 thoughts on “Chinese New Year: Spicy Pork Ribs”
Looks fab and inspired me to do them this eve. Have them marinading at the mo. Will report back later . . .
Nice one Enda, hope they turn out insanely good for ya!
They turned out excellent Rory. Many thanks for sharing.
Cool! Did ya get a pic??
I didn’t. We couldn’t hold off from diving straight into eating them. Next time…if we can hold our discipline !
Ha!! I don’t blame you 🙂