Chinese-Style Spareribs Recipe

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Chinese-Style Spareribs
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  1. Note: Yields 1/2 cup spice rub and about 2/3 cup sauce.
  2. Make the spice rub: In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients.
  3. Cook the ribs: Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 300°F Sprinkle and press 1/4 cup of the rub on both sides of each rib rack.
  4. Put the racks, meaty side up, on a broiling pan or a wire roasting rack set over a baking sheet.
  5. Lightly season the ribs with salt and put them in the oven.
  6. After the first hour, rotate the pan every 30 minutes (If you use two baking sheets, switch their position in the oven, too.) The ribs will sizzle gently as they cook, and they’ll become tender after about 2 - 3 hours in the oven.
  7. To test for doneness, pick up the center of the ribs with tongs; the ends of the ribs should flop downward (this means the fat and cartilage have broken down), and a skewer inserted between the ribs should meet little resistance.
  8. If the meat between the ribs is still tough, keep cooking, checking every 15 minutes and rotating the pan.
  9. Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, ginger, and sesame oil to a simmer, stirring occasionally.
  10. Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature.
  11. The sauce will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.
  12. Cut and serve: When the ribs are done, remove them from the oven, put them on a cutting board meaty side down (so they’re easier to slice), and slice them into individual ribs.
  13. Arrange on a platter and serve with the sauce on the side.
  14. Or, stack the ribs, drizzle with some of the dipping sauce (serve the rest on the side), and garnish with the sliced scallions.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 57.11 Kcal (239 kJ)
Calories from fat 10.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.16g 2%
Sodium 981.59mg 41%
Potassium 117.3mg 2%
Total Carbs 10.29g 3%
Sugars 7.81g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1.69g 7%
Protein 2.1g 4%
Vitamin C 4mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 170 Kcal (712 kJ)
Calories from fat 31.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.46g 2%
Sodium 2921.84mg 41%
Potassium 349.17mg 2%
Total Carbs 30.62g 3%
Sugars 23.25g 31%
Dietary Fiber 5.04g 7%
Protein 6.24g 4%
Vitamin C 11.8mg 7%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 3mg 6%
Calcium 65.5mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 0.9
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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