Supreme Thai Ribs

Thai Ribs
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Ratings (5)
  • Total: 2 hrs 8 mins
  • Prep: 8 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: 2 to 3
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
222 Calories
1g Fat
54g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 222
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2709mg 118%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 62mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These Thai ribs are supremely delicious smothered in a sweet-sour-spicy sauce that makes your palate sing. Just stir together the glaze, then pour over ribs and bake—simple, yet so flavorful.

If you like your ribs tender, cover them for the first hour or so, then uncovering just before serving. If you like them spicy, add more of the fresh green chili to the sauce, tasting as you go. If you prefer them mild, remove the seeds and just add half a chili. Don't be tempted to leave the chili out—it's what makes this dish come alive.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons onion (minced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 fresh green chili (minced)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 pounds ribs

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 275 F.

  2. Stir together onion, garlic, chili, soy sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar and maple syrup in a bowl. Whisk in the cornstarch.

  3. Rinse the pork and lay it in a flat baking dish. Pat dry on both sides with a paper towel. Pour sauce over, gently turning to saturate all parts. At this point, you can leave it in the refrigerator to marinate up to 24 hours before cooking.

  4. Set dish in the center of your oven to roast 1 1/2 to 2 hours (note that these ribs can be cooked at 350 F for 1 hour but they won't turn out nearly so tender or juicy!) until the pork is thoroughly cooked.

  5. Cut rack into generous-size portions and serve over jasmine rice. Extra sauce is wonderful spooned over for a final topping. If desired, sprinkle with finely-sliced spring onions.

Tips

  • Taste the sauce at the end for a balance of flavors, adding more fish sauce for deeper flavor and saltiness, or a squeeze of lemon or lime juice if too salty.
  • If you want to slow-roast your ribs, prepare them as stated above, then cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid or foil. Bake at 275 F for 1 1/2 hours or until tender and cooked to your liking (up to 2 hours). Then remove lid or foil, baste with sauce, and bake for an additional 5 to 8 minutes to finish.