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Chinese Five Spice Spare Ribs Recipe
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Chinese Five Spice Spare Ribs

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"An amazing blend of traditional Chinese five spice and other mixtures to create a wow-factored, Asian delicacy!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    5 hrs 35 mins


  1. Combine soy sauce, white wine vinegar, sesame oil, honey, five-spice powder, garlic, and ginger in a large storage bag. Shake to mix well. Add ribs to marinade; refrigerate 4 to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Remove ribs from marinade and place in a roasting pan; cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  3. Cook ribs for one hour, turning occasionally. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Remove foil from pan and bake an additional 20 minutes, turning once, until ribs are nicely browned.
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  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 15, 2010

Mmmm, these are good! My husband ate them all up quickly. I am not into all traditional Chinese food, but these were just so flavorful that I couldn't resist! I also brined the pork to make it super super tender (only brine non-Kosher meat or meat that hasn't already been treated with salt - just check the label). For 4 bone-in rib loin pork chops (12 ounces each), 1 1/2 inches thick, you will dissolve 3 tablespoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of sugar in 1.5 quarts of water in a container large enough to hold the meat. You may need to add more water/salt/sugar in the same proportions until the meat is completely submerged. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Then remove the pork from the brine, rinse, and pat dry with paper towels. The meat is now ready to be cooked. Source: The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 17, 2011

Really tasty but dried out a lot. Would make again but am wondering whether to try cooking in marinade?.....

Apr 21, 2011

I was looking for a rib recipe that was not BBQ (and thus not as sugary). These were great. Kids loved them. Husband asked me to make them again less than a week later. I did nit marinate the ribs. Just cooked them in the sauce (plus 1/2 c water) in the crockpot on high for 6 hrs, then broiled them in the oven to crisp them up a bit. Wonderful!

Jan 27, 2010

Ribs are so tender and flavorful. Recipe is quick & easy to prepare.

Nov 17, 2009

I thought the flavor and the smell of these ribs were very good. They were easy to make as well. The ribs I used (Pork Spare Ribs) were larger than called for and rather fatty, which made this recipe less than perfect, but that was my choice.

Mar 11, 2012

Very good and predictable. I did cook it with the marinade in the pan. After roasting an hour I poured off the drippings, separated and strained the juice and made a sauce with a little cornstarch. Added just a touch of sugar as well. Yummy.

Feb 01, 2010

Very good. Try it, i can tell you, you will like it. Regards, Paiman Allage IT Company

Sep 30, 2009

Excellent recipe! Kids enjoyed it very much :D


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  • Calories
  • 855 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 240 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 62.6 g
  • 96%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 58.7 g
  • 117%
  • Sodium
  • 1088 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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