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.
3 pounds pork spareribs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
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
Heat oven to 275 degrees F.
Sprinkle ribs evenly with salt and pepper in an ovenproof dish and bake for 1
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.