Chinese-style pork spareribs marinated in five-spice powder and grilled.
All of the five basic flavours - sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salty - are found in the five-spice powder, which is one of the pillars of Chinese cooking. The standard blend calls for fennel, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. However, the specific combination used to make up five-spice powder varies, and other spices may be included as well. It can easily be found at local supermarkets.
|4 cloves||garlic, crushed or pressed|
|2 tbsp||gingerroot, grated||26 g|
|1||dried chili peppers, minced||0.4 g|
|4 tsp||Chinese five-spice powder||12 g|
|1/2 cup||wheat-free soy sauce||125 mL|
|4 tbsp||brown sugar||50 g|
|2 tbsp||canola oil||30 mL|
|1.8 kg||pork spareribs|
|4||green onions/scallions, thinly sliced|
Before you start
Ask the butcher to cut between the spareribs and separate them.
The spareribs must be marinated overnight. They can be cooked using either a broiler in the oven or an outdoor grill.
- Press the garlic, grate the ginger, mince the chili pepper, then put them in a bowl. Add the five-spice powder, soy sauce, brown sugar, and canola oil, then mix well. Add the spareribs and toss well to coat evenly. Cover the bowl and let marinate in the refrigerator 8 h or overnight.
- Cook the ribs on a medium-hot grill for 30-40 min, turning them frequently and brushing occasionally with the remaining marinade.
- Thinly slice the scallions, sprinkle them over the ribs and serve.
When eating the spareribs, have a supply of paper napkins within easy reach!
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (220g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
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ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Source of :
- Folacin, Manganese, Omega-3, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
- Good source of :
- Copper, Iron
- Excellent source of :
- Magnesium, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin K, Zinc
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