The Millennial Chef

Chinese Spare Ribs


1/2 cup Hoisin

1/4 cup of lite soy sauce

3 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon of brown sugar

1 teaspoon allspice  

1 tablespoon garlic powder or fresh garlic

1 tablespoon ground ginger or fresh ginger

2-3 lbs of spare ribs, individually sliced into single ribs  

Green onion, as garnish

Serving Size- 4-6

Approximate time to make-1.5 hours


1. Add all of the ingredients (except the ribs) into a bowl and whisk together. Taste for seasonings. If you like this a little sweeter, add more brown sugar, if it's too sweet, add in a splash more of vinegar and so on. Remove 1/2 of the marinade and set aside (this will be used to baste the ribs). Add the remaining marinade into a large ziploc bag and then add in the spare ribs. Move around until the ribs are completely immersed in the marinade. Let the ribs marinate for as long as overnight, or at minimum four hours.

2. Once the ribs have marinated, turn on your grill so that the temperature is 300 degrees internally. Add the ribs to a grill safe baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Cook with the grill closed for 1 hour. After 30 minutes of cooking, baste the ribs, flip over, and baste again.

3. Once the ribs have cooked for an hour, remove from the dish, and place directly on the grill. Baste again, and cook until they are charred and sticky!

4. Garnish with green onions and enjoy!

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