Supreme Thai Ribs

Thai ribs


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Prep: 8 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 8 mins
Servings: 2 to 3 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1280 Calories
94g Fat
45g Carbs
67g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 3
Amount per serving
Calories 1280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 94g 120%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 318mg 106%
Sodium 2769mg 120%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 67g
Vitamin C 38mg 189%
Calcium 129mg 10%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 1130mg 24%
*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 chile to the sauce, tasting as you go. If you prefer them mild, remove the seeds and just add half a chile. Don't be tempted to leave the chile out—it's what makes this dish come alive.


  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 fresh green chile, minced

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 2 pounds ribs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 275 F.

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

  4. Lay the pork 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.

  5. 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.

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


  • 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.

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