Teriyaki-glazed pork spare ribs

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time120 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

For the spare ribs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper
50g chinese five-spice powder
1 rack pork spareribs, trimmed of excess fat, cut in 1/2 through the bone so you have 5cm length riblets
2 tbsps white sesame seeds, for garnish
Coriander leaves, chopped, for garnish
Green onion, thinly sliced, for garnish

For the teriyaki glaze

250ml low-sodium soy sauce
250ml fresh grapefruit juice
60ml hoi sin sauce
50ml ketchup
50ml rice vinegar
1 fresh red chilli, split
2 garlic cloves, smashed
5cm piece fresh ginger, cut into 2.5cm coins
For the spare ribs:
1) Preheat the oven to 150C/Gas 2.

2) Mix the salt and pepper in a small bowl with the five-spice powder. Rub the mixture all over the ribs and arrange the ribs in a single layer in a roasting pan and slow-roast for 2 hours.

3) In the last 30 minutes of cooking, baste the ribs with the teriyaki glaze. When they are done, the meat will start to pull away from the bone.

4) Just before you're ready to eat, baste the ribs with the teriyaki glaze again and stick them under the grill for 5 to 8 minutes to make the spareribs a nice crusty brown.

5) Separate the ribs with a cleaver or sharp knife, cutting at every second rib so there are 2 bones per piece.

6) Pile them on a platter, and pour on the reserved glaze. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped coriander.

For the teriyaki glaze:
1) In a pot, combine the soy sauce, grapefruit juice, hoisin sauce, ketchup, rice wine vinegar, chilli, garlic, and ginger over medium heat. Bring to a slow simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 20 minutes.

2) Reserve 250ml of teriyaki glaze in a small bowl and set aside

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