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Asian Ribs with Five-Spice Rub and Hoisin Glaze

  • TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
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  1. 4 pounds pork spareribs
  2. 1/3 cup Asian Five-Spice Rub
  3. 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  4. 2 tablespoons ketchup
  5. Vegetable oil, for brushing
  1. Using a sharp knife, make 1/4-inch-deep slashes in the rib meat between the bones, without cutting through. Spread all but 1 tablespoon of the spice rub over the ribs and into the slashes and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the hoisin sauce, ketchup and the remaining 1 tablespoon of spice rub and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, then transfer to a bowl.
  3. Light a grill. Lightly brush the ribs with oil and grill over a moderately high fire, turning frequently, until the ribs are sizzling and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Brush the ribs with half of the hoisin glaze and grill for 2 minutes longer. Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and cut in between the bones. Serve the ribs with the remaining hoisin glaze on the side.

Suggested Pairing

Juicy, black cherry Shiraz.