Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table
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Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces

Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table

These very simple but incredibly tasty ribs are cooked twice first in the slow cooker in a Chinese stock, until the meat is meltingly tender, then brushed with hoi sin and hot bean sauce and baked in the oven to give them a crispy edge. Rub them first with Chinese five-spice powder (an idea inspired by Slow Cooker Queen Chrissie aka Mediocre Mum, who has done a fantastic Chinese Beef and Greens recipe on her blog this week). They are delicious. If youre making them for kids, just use hoi sin sauce.

Serves 2-4

2 sheets baby back ribs
1 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
250ml Shaosing Chinese rice wine
Plum-sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
3-4 garlic cloves, sliced
3 tbsp hoi sin sauce
1 tbs hot bean sauce (optional)

Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table
Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table

1. Cut the the rib sheets into threes and rub them all over with Chinese five-spice powder. Add them and the wine, ginger and garlic to a slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours, until the meat is very tender. Remove from the cooker and drain the stock through a sieve into a small saucepan. Reserve.

Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table

2. Mix the hoi sin and hot bean sauces together (if using the latter).  Put the cooked ribs on a roasting tray and use a pastry brush to paint the ribs with the sauce mixture. Add any leftover sauce to the reserved stock and bring to the boil.

Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table

3. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas and bake the ribs for 20-25 mins. Once cooked, tear into individual ribs.

Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table

4. Serve with egg-fried rice, made with finely shopped onions and red peppers, with the stock/sauce drizzled over the top.

Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table
Chinese Spare Ribs with Hoi Sin and Hot Bean Sauces, Lay The Table
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