Chinese-Style Ribs

Chinese-Style Ribs
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 48 mins
  • Prep: 18 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
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This Chinese-style rib recipe utilizes the deep flavors of hoisin and five spice powder, coupled with the saltiness of soy sauce and a light, sweet flavor of honey. Baby back ribs are perfect, since they are smaller, packed with meat, and provide a better presentation. Consider giving these delicious ribs a try the next time you cookout!

What You'll Need

  • 2 racks baby back ribs, trimmed and cut into individual ribs
  • For Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL minced ginger
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons/12.5 mL cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL chili paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL Chinese five spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.25 mL white pepper
  • For Garnish: 
  • 5 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons/30-45 mL toasted sesame seeds

How to Make It

  1. Combine marinade ingredients. Place individually cut ribs into a resealable plastic bag. You might need to use two or more bags for this. Pour equal amounts of marinade over ribs, making sure they are well coated. Seal bags and place into refrigerator. Marinate ribs for 1 to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove ribs from bags, making sure to reserve marinade. Cook ribs for 25 to 30 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165 F. Baste with reserved marinade 2 to 3 times throughout the cooking process. Make sure to stop basting at least 5 to 8 minutes before ribs are finished cooking.
  1. Remove ribs from grill, place onto a large platter, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, and chopped green onion.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 285
Total Fat 14 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 39 mg
Sodium 1,463 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 15 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)