Chinese Barbecued Ribs (Shao Pi K'u)

These ribs are delicious, but messy!


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds fresh pork spareribs, cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce or chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sake or dry sherry
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed


  1. Place ribs in shallow glass or plastic dish. Mix remaining ingredients ; spoon over ribs. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  2. Remove ribs from marinade, reserving marinade. Arrange ribs meaty sides up in single layer on rack in foil-lined broiler pan. Brush with reserved marinade. Cover and bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour.
  3. Brush ribs with marinade.
  4. Bake uncovered, brushing occasionally with marinade, until done, about 45 minutes longer.

Yields about 45 appetizers.

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