I love ribs smothered in all American barbecue sauce just as much as the next person, but sometimes, when I’m home and not getting the best of the best in Memphis (in my opinion) they get kind of, well…old, boring. In addition, I rarely use my Crock-Pot and was in the mood to. This recipe called out to me and I SO looked forward to making it! It was wonderfully aromatic as it was cooking, and the finished dish didn’t disappoint. However… I did play with the recipe some. Rather than the proportions directed in the recipe I used half tomato sauce, half hoisin sauce. I added a good glug of mirin (rice wine), a few shakes of soy sauce and some minced garlic. I found I only needed half the amount of sauce called for. If I was to make this again, I would use only half the recipe of sauce for the same amount of ribs – it was plenty. Just as was the aroma as this was cooking, the flavor was equally as tantalizing. I served this with “Stir Fried Sesame Vegetables with Rice,” also from this site, and garnished it with some chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds. To complete the meal I accompanied it with “Chinese-Style Broccoli Salad.” It was a beautiful and colorful presentation, nutritious and wholesome, and deliciously satisfying. Five stars, for sure, with the modifications - especially the addition of the soy sauce and mirin.
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I love ribs smothered in all American barbecue sauce just as much as the next person, but...