Chinese pork ribs

Chinese pork ribs

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 35 mins

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Serves 4
A superquick family favourite - fab for barbeques

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable


  • kcal458
  • fat30g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein44g
  • salt1.27g
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  • 12 meaty pork ribs



    One of the most versatile types of meat, pork is economical, tender if cooked correctly, and…

  • 100ml hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (you can use cider, malt or wine)
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder


  1. Put the ribs in a large pan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins. Meanwhile, pour the hoisin sauce in a jug and stir in the soy sauce, honey, vinegar and five-spice.

  2. Drain the ribs very well, then brush with the glaze – if barbecuing, chill, cover and keep in the fridge for later.

  3. Heat the grill to high, if using. Grill or barbecue for 15-20 mins, turning from time to time until shiny and slightly charred in places. Serve hot.

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Shorty67's picture
5th Jul, 2015
Hi! When you cooked the ribs in the pressure cooker, did you submerge them in water or put them on a rack above it?
18th Nov, 2013
Made with lamb ribs, as don't eat pork. Didn't have chinese 5 spice, but it didn't matter. They were YUMMY! Best bit is that they're so simple.
12th Apr, 2013
Soooo tasty! The whole family loved these. I made these under the grill instead of barbecuing and I basted quite a few times during cooking. Divine!
Fridays cook
7th Apr, 2013
Like others boiled ribs for longer, about 40-45 mins and they were really tender. This had a great taste will try it again for the ban next time
uptospeed's picture
2nd Apr, 2013
I did this recipe yesterday well what a triumph it went down really well with my family. I agree with previous comments boil for longer than stated. The smell where amazing while cooking and we served it with a Nandos type spicy rice
3rd Sep, 2012
Yum yum, kids loved this one. Followed advice and boiled for about 45mins and then oven baked, looking forward to BBQ though. Had no proper vinegar so did half rice wine, half balsamic. Tasted fab anyway Definite 5 stars
20th Aug, 2012
Absolutely delicious! My son loved them and will be making them often.
17th Jul, 2012
Made this at the weekend for a BBQ, the adults really enjoyed the recipe, but the kids thought the taste was 'too strong'. Would make again as very easy to do, marinated mine for over 24 hours. Quick and easy.
28th Apr, 2012
Just realised I forgot to rate this recipe! 10 out of 10....
21st Apr, 2012
This has become a firm favourite. I boil ribs as suggested, glaze with sauce then put in fan oven at 180c for 20 - 30 mins. Excellent taste and so easy.


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