Braised Pork Spare Ribs Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Pork spareribs1 1⁄4 Pound (450 - 550 Gram)
 Soft brown sugar1 Tablespoon
 Dark soy sauce1 Teaspoon
 Light soy sauce2 Teaspoon
 Chinese rice wine1 Tablespoon
 Cornflour2 Teaspoon
 Seasoned oil1 Pint (600 Milliliter)
 Chopped garlic1 Teaspoon
 Spring onion3 , cut into short sections
 Hot green chili/Hot red chili2 Small, cut into small bits
 Black bean sauce2 Tablespoon
 Stock/Water1⁄4 Pint (150 Milliliter)
 Green pepper1 Medium, seeded and cored, cut into small cubes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1018 Calories from Fat 912

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 103 g158.1%

Saturated Fat 18.9 g94.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 73.5 mg24.5%

Sodium 374.9 mg15.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.68 g2.7%

Sugars 3.8 g

Protein 17 g34.4%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 43.1%

Calcium 4.4% Iron 6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. To prepare the ribs remove excess fat, then chop each individual rib into 3-4 bite-size pieces

2. In a bowl mix sugar, soy sauces, wine and cornflour.
3. Marinate the rib pieces in the mixture for at least 1 hour.
4. In a pan heat the oil until hot, deep-fry the ribs for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown, remove and drain.
5. Pour off the excess oil, leaving about 2 teaspoons in the wok, stir-fry the garlic, spring onions, chillies and black bean sauce for about 30-40 seconds.
6. Add the spare-ribs, blend well, add the stock or water with the marinade and bring to the boil.
7. Reduce the heat and braise under cover for 8-10 minutes, stirring once or twice and adding a little more stock or water if necessary.
8. Uncover and add the green pepper, increase the heat to high again and stir-braise for 1 more minute to reduce the sauce.

9. Serve Braised Pork Spare Ribs hot with its cooked juices.