Five Spice Spare Ribs

Five Spice Spare Ribs

2 reviews, 4 star(s). 50% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

Asian/Oriental style: Northern Region Asian


4 1/2 pounds pork spareribs; individually cut ( preferably 3" long)
2 1/3 cups peanut oil
1 tbsp dry sherry or rice wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp cider vinegar or Chinese white rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp garlic; finely chopped
1 tbsp five spice powder
7 tbsp scallions finely chopped
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tsp fresh orange peel; finely chopped
4 3/4 tbsp cider vinegar or Chinese black rice vinegar

Original recipe makes 1

Original recipe makes 1 Servings


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Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl; soak spareribs in mixture for about 25 minutes at room temperature.

Heat oil in a deep fat fryer, or large wok.

Slowly cook the marinaded spareribs, until they are brown. Do this in several batches. Drain each cooked batch on paper towels.

Put the sauce ingredients into a wok or frying pan. Bring sauce to the boil; reduce heat.

Add spareribs and simmer them slowly uncovered for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add a little water to the sauce if necessary to prevent it from drying up.

Skim off any surface fat, and serve.

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Good recipe if you like star anise. Not to my taste.
52bravo 3y ago

Actually, I doubled the recipe and ended up with 10 ribs. I served these on the 4th of July and they were a HUGE hit! I can't describe how delicious the house smelled after cooking them. [I posted this recipe.]
mermaiden 6y ago

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