Chinese Spareribs with Teriyaki Glaze
More takeout food. Also from foodnetwork.com.
Spiced spare ribs:
- 2 (4-pound) racks pork spareribs, trimmed of excess fat
- 1/2 cup Chinese five-spice powder
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup grapefruit juice
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 fresh red chili, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- 2-inch piece fresh ginger, whacked open with the flat side of a knife
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, for garnish
- Chopped fresh cilantro and green onion, for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
- Rub the ribs all over with the five-spice powder; then season generously with salt and pepper. Put the ribs in a single layer in a roasting pan and slow-roast until they are almost tender, about 2 hours.
- Meanwhile make the glaze. In a large bowl combine the soy sauce, grapefruit juice, hoisin sauce, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, chili, garlic and ginger in a saucepan. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until the sauce reduces and thickens then remove from the heat. Strain the sauce and reserve.
- When the ribs are about 30 minutes away from being done, baste them with the teriyaki sauce. Cook until the meat pulls easily from the bone (about 1/2-inch of bone will show).
- Just before serving, preheat the broiler. Baste the ribs again with the teriyaki sauce and brown them under the broiler for 5 to 8 minutes. (Keep a close eye on these guys – ribs go from perfectly crisp to perfectly burnt in seconds.) Separate the ribs with a cleaver or sharp knife, pile them on a platter, and pour on the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, chopped cilantro, and green onion before serving.