Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chinese Boneless Spare Rib-lets Bachelor's Kitchen

Bachelor's Tuesday here at NYC COOKS and today I'm answering a fan request, a simple recipe for Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs. It's funny because everytime my fiance and I  go out for Chinese  he always orders a side of Boneless Spare Ribs and sure enough I received an email a few weeks back from a 26 yr. old fan who wanted a simple recipe for his favorite Chinese Take out dish- Boneless Spare Ribs! Must be a guy thing.

Now I have several go to recipes for Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs but my catch here is, it has to be easy enough for the novice cook and also do-able when cooking in tiny spaces. I always love a good challenge but this one was going to be tough. My secret for melt in your mouth ribs is is cooking up them up in my new Martha Stewart Dutch Oven from Macy's. FYI, neither Martha Stewart or Macy's pays me for these reviews but I sure would love  if they decide to! If you don't have  a dutch oven make sure you use a pot with a tight fitting lid, it really help to lock in th emoisture so the ribs don't dry out.

Just for fun I like to cut my ribs up into "rib-lets" for all those fans who love to nibble. Serve this alongside some white rice and beware you may not be a bachelor for too long!

Ribs simmering away

Ribs Removed as Sauce Reduces

Jen DePalma's Chinese Boneless Spare Ribs
2 lbs of Country Style Spare Ribs cut into 2 inch bites
1/2 cup of soy sauce
3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
2 tsp of each ground ginger powder, garlic powder,paprika ad black pepper
1 tbsp of sugar
1 cup of water 1/4 of honey
In a large bowl add all seasoning ingredients EXCEPT FOR HONEY to ribs
Place in a large dutch oven and bring to a gentle simmer, cover pot and cook 25-30 minutes on low heat
When cooked remove ribs from sauce and reduce sauce by half  on medium high heat appx. 5 minutes
Add in 1/4 cup of honey, allow sauce to froth and bubble until it has a glaze like consistency
Pour all over ribs, top with scallions and Eat!

My Dutch Oven- I love her!

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