Indonesian-Style Ribs

Author: Canadian Living

This recipe is from our new book, The Barbecue Collection. If you can't find kecap manis, boil together 1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar, 1/3 cup (75 mL) soy sauce and 2 tbsp (30 mL) fancy molasses until sugar is dissolved.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2010

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 lbs small pork back ribs
  • 3 1/2 lbs small pork side ribs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground or finely minced fresh lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh coriander
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated gingerroot
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves centre vein removed, minced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground roasted peanuts
Sweet and Spicy Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetabIe oil
  • 1/3 cup sliced shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic sliced
  • 4 teaspoons minced Thai (bird's-eye) chilies
  • 4 teaspoons minced hot peppers
  • 1/2 cup sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice

Method

Remove membrane from underside of ribs, if attached.

Mix together garlic, lemongrass, fish sauce, coriander, ginger and lime leaves; rub all over ribs. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 2 hours or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Sweet and Spicy Sauce: In small saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry shallots until golden. With slotted spoon, transfer shallots to paper towel to drain. Add garlic to pan; fry until golden. Transfer to paper towel to drain.

In mortar with pestle, pound chilies until paste. Add shallots and garlic; pound until almost smooth (or finely mince). Transfer to large bowl; mix in sweet soy sauce and lime juice.

Place ribs on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and cook, turning constantly, until meat is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cut into separate ribs; toss with sauce until coated. Cook, turning a few times, until glazed, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to serving platter; sprinkle with peanuts.

Nutritional facts Per each of 6 Servings: about

  • Sodium 1410 mg
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 555.0
  • Total fat 36 g
  • Potassium 577 mg
  • Cholesterol 103 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 29 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 13.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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