Monday, December 16, 2013

Sticky Spare Ribs (Bill Granger)

This is another Bill Granger's recipe that I have been seeing everywhere at here, here, ABC Foodi apps and the book, Best of Bill. The recipe evolves a little when it is published in the book, Best of Bill which contains shaoxing wine but the rest did not.
 

Although this sticky ribs recipe originates from the Aussie, Bill Granger, the ribs are very much flavoured with Chinese ingredients. Knowing that my meat-loving son and son like their food with Chinese/Asian flavours and seeing how well Amy from Amy's Baking Diary, Yen from Eat Your Heart Out and Lian from Whatever You Do had baked hers, hers and hers. I know that we will enjoy these fingers-sticky ribs... See! Mum and wife know the best!

Prior baking these, I have also baked another batch of ribs using Nigella's Maple Chicken 'N' Ribs recipe. After eating and comparing both batches of ribs, I have decided not to blog about the ribs that I baked with Nigella's recipe. Sorry, Nigella!


Boy: Yummy!
Dad: Why are these better than the ones you cooked before?
Mum: These are baked with Bill Granger's recipe...

Hearing that, my husband and son repeatedly said...

BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER
BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER
BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER
BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER
BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER BILL GRANGER ...

I guess Nigella's ribs must have disappointed them quite a lot - Ops!

Sticky Spare Ribs Bill Granger
Chinese style sticky ribs by Bill Granger
Season the ribs generously with salt and pepper
All except honey are Chinese-style ingredients

The thick and sticky sauce for roasting
... and roast for another 30 minutes
The sticky glaze looks really good!
We love our sticky fingers! Must brush more sauce after cutting them to serve!

Here's the recipe from the book, Best of Bill: The Ultimate Collection of Bill Granger's Classic Recipes by Bill Granger (with my modification and notes in blue)
 

Serves 6
2 pork spare rib racks (around 1.3 kg each)
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
250 ml soy sauce (reduced to 125ml)
125 ml honey
3 tbsp shaoxing rice wine, or dry sherry

(I used shaoxing wine)
1 tsp five-spice
125 ml hoisin sauce

to serve
snow peas (mangetout), steamed rice

Preheat the oven to 160°C (or 150°C fan forced). Put the ribs on a baking tray and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hr (I did mine for 1 1/2 hrs).

Meanwhile, put the garlic, ginger, soy sauce, honey, shaoxing rice wine, five-spice and hoisin sauce in a small saucepan over a medium heat and cook for 15 mins, stirring occasionally, until thick.
 

Baste the ribs with the sauce and cook for another 20 mins (I did mine for 30 mins). Put the ribs on a chopping board, brush again with the sauce and cut into individual ribs to serve.

Happy Baking
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31 comments:

  1. i love your westernised version of char sou.... i'd never been a big fan of ribs but looking at yours, you just gave me the faith in making these....

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  2. Zoe, this is quite an easy recipe, very easy to prepare too. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will try it one day.

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  3. Hi Zoe, you're making me drool...a lot! Both husband and son are too cute ^.^

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  4. My husband really enjoyed these sticky ribs too! Bill's recipes are pretty great, as they're easy to do!

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  5. Hi Zoe,
    This looks really delicious! Better than Nigella's? Wow, I must bookmarked this!
    I would lick my fingers clean for the delicious sticky glaze!

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  6. Hi Zoe, Sorry that I don't time to join CLAS for this month event as I'm quite busy for our guests at home. Will bookmark this recipe and try it out for sure. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. looks great! it seems that bill granger is quite fond of asian food , i think i saw he has a book just on asian food alone, right?

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  8. Zoe, this is another "Must try" from Bill Granger....Looks super super super yummy!!!! :)

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  9. Aiyo, look at your pork ribs i can not tahan already, so hugry now :)

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  10. I love your pictures!!! Your ribs look divine. x

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  11. Hi Zoe , , these ribs look terrific and know the taste is wonderful , cooking the ribs for a change of pace for Sunday dinner , thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Hello! I'm popping round visiting and saying hello to all of the lovely new people who have commented on my blog recently. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. Sorry it has taken me a while to visit! I hope to see you again sometime. Happy Christmas. xx p.s. I am a massive Bill Granger fan too!! I have pretty much all, if not all, of his books and use them regularly!

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  13. Hi Zoe
    The ribs look fantastic! I'm drooling now.

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  14. Zoe...these amazing ribs with the superb and totally droolworthy sauce look and must taste 'heavenly.' Love how it turned out so great for you~ I must try your version of this recipe. My son would go crazy for your moist, sticky, and super gooey delicious ribs, and so would all of us in my family...thanks for sharing; dear friend! xo

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  15. love the sticky sauce you have there plus the fact your family chanting bill granger :)

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  16. My family will sure love this finger licking good ribs....Yum!

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  17. Oh, lovely recipe Zoe. Loved your blog, inspite of being a vegetarian you have such amazing meat recipes in your blog! Hats off to you ! Happy to follow you.

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  18. Zoe,this ribs looks very juicy and yummy...love that sauce...will bookmark it,tks for sharing^^

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  19. Zoe , better than Nigella indeed :D I'm eyeing his Japanese curry recipe . I love most of his simple and easy recipes , glad that you've chosen him for you Cook like a Star event !

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  20. I do enjoy spare ribs occasionally. Wonder how sticky spare ribs taste like tho'....... Will it get stuck to me after that? Hahaha! Have a wonderful week, sweetie!

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  21. Bill Granger it is! My family loves ribs and this marinade/sauce sounds right up our alley!

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  22. I really think this Bill Granger guy should give you lots of presents for cooking all his recipes for all of us to salivate over, Zoe! At least a signed cookbook!!!

    We love ribs, especially sticky yummy ribs! I sure would love these, they look delicious!!! Thank you so much for sharing, Zoe...

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  23. Yummy! When I look at the first photo, how I wish I am your neighbor so that I can eat this at your house! Hahaha!

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  24. looks tasty! ^^

    美牙

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  25. Zoe, this Bill Granger fellow likes Chinese flavours! I'll be sure to try this recipe as I see it tempting me everywhere especially yours. Can't wait to try it!

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  26. I how these are flavored! I have a recipe for ribs that has a similar method, but the flavoring ingredients are quite different. Gotta try this! Looks wonderful - thanks.

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  27. These ribs look finger licking good!

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  28. Looks wonderful, I am drooling over it and thinking about dinner while waiting for traffic to ease in the office:P

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  29. It's quite interesting to see how Bill Granger has so many Asian recipes! This spare ribs look so stickily delicious!!! I haven't got the time to blog the Bill Granger recipe (so many back log!!), hope I'll be able to blog about it soon! Thank you for joining me in Aspiring Bakers! :)

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