Recipe: Asian pork spare ribs

By Donna Hay

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Asian pork spare ribs. Photo / William Meppem
Asian pork spare ribs. Photo / William Meppem

Serves 4

12 x 120g Chinese pork spare ribs
4 star anise
12 slices ginger

1 cup kecap manis
1/4 cup honey
2 Tbsp finely grated ginger
3 tsp dried chilli flakes
2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
Steamed Asian greens, to serve

1 Place the ribs in a large, deep saucepan and add enough water to cover.

2 Add the star anise and ginger, cover, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3 Preheat oven to 180C.

4 Place the ribs on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.

5 To make the marinade, combine the kecap manis, honey, ginger, chilli and five-spice and brush generously over both sides of the ribs.

6 Roast for 15 minutes each side or until the ribs are sticky and golden.

7 Serve with steamed Asian greens.

* For more recipes by Donna Hay click here.

- NZ Herald

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