Spicy Bar-B-Que Ribs

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on May 26, 2010.



Spicy Bar-B-Que Ribs

  • 3 to 4 pounds pork spareribs or baby back ribs
  • Water to cover ribs
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 pieced ginger (about thumb-size), crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Hawaiian salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Kikkoman shoyu
  • 1/4 cup sake, sherry, or vermouth
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes OR 1 tablespoon Vietnamese-style chili garlic sauce, optional


Rinse ribs and cut into serving size pieces. Place ribs in a large sauce pot, add water, crushed garlic cloves, crushed ginger, and Hawaiian salt. Bring to a boil, and simmer for about 1 hour or until ribs are tender; drain and cool. Combine sugar, ketchup, shoyu, sake, minced garlic, minced ginger and red pepper flakes or chili garlic sauce. Marinate ribs overnight. Grill or broil ribs, about 5 to 10 minutes on each side. Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (based on 3 pounds of ribs):
850 calories, 48 g fat, 18 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, greater than 3500 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 42 g sugar, 51 g protein


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