Asian Baby Back Ribs

Items Needed:

1 Large Oven Cooking Bag

3.5 Pounds of Pork Ribs

1.5 Cups of Hoisin Sauce (preferably Koon Chun brand)

.5 Cups of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the Hoisin and Hot Chili sauce in a bowl to get a dark brick color. Cut the ribs into serving size pieces. Hand rub the blended sauce onto the meat.  If you decide to brush it on, make sure you completely cover it. When the oven reaches 350 degrees, take the ribs and place it inside the cooking bag. Tie the bag closed and cut slits into the top of the bag. Place the tray inside the oven for approximately 75 minutes or until tender.  The times will vary depending on the weight of the meat.

This recipe make approximately 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe Background:

I grew up as a 3rd generation Chinese American.  My mother’s cooking incorporated not only Chinese ingredients she watched her mother use, but ingredients she grew up eating at American restaurants.  I guess you can call her one of the first pioneers into Asian Fusion cuisine.  The combination of sauces used in this recipe also applies well to chicken, which is what my mother used to make.

Items Needed:

1 Large Oven Cooking Bag

3.5 Pounds of Baby Back Ribs (Beef or Pork)

1.5 Cups of Hoisin Sauce (preferably Koon Chun brand)

.5 Cups of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the Hoisin and Hot Chili sauce in a bowl to get a dark brick color.  This should not take more than a minute. Cut the ribs into your preferred serving size.  I usually just cut parallel to and between the bone. Hand rub the blended sauce onto the meat.  If you decide to brush the sauce on, make sure you completely cover it.  Just a warning, the smaller the pieces the more sauce you will need to apply. As you are marinating the ribs, take the ribs and place it inside the cooking bag. When the oven reaches 350 degrees, tie the cooking bag closed and then cut slits into the top of the bag.  You should not need more than 6 slits. Place the tray inside the oven for approximately 75 minutes or until tender.  The cooking times will vary depending on the weight of the meat.

Notes:

You can adjust the amount of chili sauce depending on your preferred spice level.  This recipe makes approximately 4 to 6 servings.

Sides:

I suggest serving the dish with a side of white rice and a vegetable.  As far as vegetables go, I suggest something bland so it complements the spice and flavor of the ribs.

 
© 2017 Paul Timman