Spareribs With Secret Chinese Barbeque Sauce
Contributed by Lillian


3 pounds spareribs...

Sauce Ingredients:
5 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp plum sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp dry sherry
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 tsp Chinese chili sauce
1/2 tsp five-spice powder
1 tbsp finely minced garlic
1 tbsp. finely minced fresh ginger


Advance Preparation:   Have butcher trim cartilate and bone from the top of spareribs.  Cut off the flap of meat on underside of ribs.  Also on the underside is a tough white membrane; using a sharp pointed knife, loosen membrane along the bone at one edge, then gripping membrane with a paper towel, pull it away.  Coombine ingredients fo barbecue sauce.   Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups.

Roasting Spareribs:   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a large baking pan with foil.  Coat a wire rack with cooking spray, then place rack in baking ran.  Rub spareribs on both sides with barbecue sauce and place on the rack, meat side up.  Bake till meat begins to shrink away from the ends of the bones, about 1 hour.  Cut into individual ribs.   Serve hot or at room temperature.  Serves 6-8 as an appetizer or picnic dish; 2 as an entree with a salad.

Notes:  Pork baby back ribs and lamb ribs are also terrific cooked this way.

This barbecue sauce creates a wonderful aroma as guests arrive for dinner.  Spread it across any meat or seafood you plan to barbecue, broil or roast, it adds a unique flavor.  Secret Chinese Barbecue Sauce can be made in large quantities and stored indefinitely in the refrigerator.

August 5, 1998
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