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Chinese Spareribs

These are not the sweet, gooey, sticky ribs you get at cheap Chinese take out joints, instead they are drier and have a more complex and wonderful flavor.

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  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped ginger
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons red bean paste


  1. Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle ribs evenly with salt and pepper in an ovenproof dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Combine the sauce ingredients in a blender and mix for 15 or 20 seconds or until pureed. Add the sauce to the ribs coating them evenly. Turn the oven up to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

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