Also check “Ribs (Houston’s restaurant inspired)”
These are like candy covered meat, and are tender and delicious…
- Spare Ribs, cut into single ribs, 3- 4 pounds
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- ¾ Cup brown sugar (or “Sugar in the raw”)
¼ cup vinegar
- Juice from one lemon
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon Chinese Five Spice (can be found online (click here) and in most supermarkets).
- Hot pepper powder to taste (cayenne pepper or any other red hot pepper will do, as much or little as you want).
- Crash garlic with the side of a wide knife.
- Mix well everything except ribs in a bowl.
Put ribs in an oven pan large enough and deep to contain ribs and sauce.
- Pour mix on ribs and let marinate for at least an hour.
- Cover pan with aluminum foil, sealing all sides.
- Put pan in the oven, about 350 degrees (f) for 2-3 hours. Turn ribs after 30 minutes, and as often as every 10-15 minutes after that. After an hour and a half, let the aluminum foil just sit on top of the pan, shielding the ribs from direct heat but letting the sauce evaporate.
- In the last 20 minutes before serving, remove aluminum foil, put temperature at 450 and let the ribs brown more, turning them every few minutes.
- Take out and serve. The sauce when ready should be pretty thick and cover the ribs nicely.