Thursday, July 31, 2008

chinese spareribs... 2 hours

the goods:

1 tablespoon Chinese Five-Spice powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1 rack pork spareribs
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 scallions, thinly sliced, for garnish

In a small bowl, whisk together five-spice powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Rub meat on both sides with spice mixture, patting to adhere. Refrigerate pork, covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place ribs in a roasting pan, cut rack in half if necessary to fit in pan. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Cook for 1 hour, flipping ribs over halfway through.

Raise oven temperature to 400 degrees. Remove foil. Flip ribs one last time so that they are meat side up and let brown for another 30 minutes.

Cut rack between bones to seperate ribs; brush with hoisin sauce. Garnish with scallions.

Serve with a big, fresh salad and lots of napkins!

1 comment:

Chris and Jenni said...

How were those? I saw them and questioned it.