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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.27 / 5 (26 votes)

Prep time:
25 min
Cook time:
1 hr 35 min

Bill Granger's finger-licking recipe for sticky ribs is guaranteed to become a regular in your repertoire


1. Preheat the oven to 160C/gas 2. Put the ribs on a baking tray and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour, or until the ribs are tender.

2. While the ribs are in the oven, put the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey, wine, five-spice powder and hoisin sauce in a small saucepan. Place the pan over a medium heat and cook the sauce for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has thickened.

3. Baste the ribs with the sauce and continue roasting for another 20 minutes.

4. Put the ribs on a chopping board, baste again with the sauce and cut into individual ribs.

5. Garnish with coriander, spring onions and chillies and accompany with lime wedges.

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Gorgeous sticky sweet and salty flavours. I used an equal amount of light and dark soy which, in my opinion, stopped the sauce from being over salty (ie the light soy usually used in cooking being much saltier than the dark) and it didn't matter that the sauce was darker in colour as a result. My partner thought that the amount of coriander used for serving was overkill and didn’t suit the dish – I love coriander and enjoyed the freshness of it against the savoury flavours!
Great simple dish for light supper with friends.

JoA16187 JoA16187  Posted 08 Sep 2010 1:08 PM

I use a similar recipe but I use a slow cooker to do the ribs in, and I also add half a bottle of ginger ale, cook for about 3 hrs then finish them off in the oven.

ImpoverishedStudent ImpoverishedStudent  Posted 04 Jun 2008 8:27 PM