Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! In honor of
the Chinese New Year, here's a recipe for tangy barbecue spareribs with an Oriental
flavor. Note that the hoisin sauce called for is dark, salty, and sweet; it's a frequently
used flavoring in Chinese cooking. If your store doesn't have it, you can find it at an
Oriental or specialty grocery. This amount of spareribs will yield about 24 ribs.
5 lb spareribs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp catsup
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp red wine
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, or 1 tsp dried ginger
1 tbsp honey
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cut spareribs into individual ribs. Place on a rack in a
baking pan; bake 45 minutes.
Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Brush this sauce lightly onto spareribs.
Roast ribs another 30 minutes.
Turn ribs and brush them with sauce. Bake another 30 minutes, until well browned.