Today’s recipe is for a favorite thing of mine, which sadly I don’t cook very often. It’s sticky, it’s messy (in the best way possible), and it’s pretty easy to make, so there’s really no excuse. I promise it doesn’t involve anything difficult at all! And now that the weather is picking up (one can hope), I can’t think of a better option than these Soy-Honey Pork Ribs! A delicious sticky glaze on fall-off-the-bone-pork is everything I want and more. You can barbecue it or do it in the oven (which is what this recipe will focus on), so get your ingredients ready and let’s get to it.
Preparation Time: 60 min – 24h | Cooking Time: 1h20 min | Serves: 2 | Spice level: 🌶 (if you add chili flakes)
What you’ll need:
- About 800g of pork ribs (don’t forget they have bones, so it’s actually not a lot, just weighs a lot)
- 125ml (1/2 cup) soy sauce
- 60ml (1/4 cup) mirin
- 2 Tbsp sesame oil
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 4 Tbsp honey
- 5 garlic cloves, grated
- 1cm piece of ginger, grated
- Half a brown onion, grated
- 80ml (1/3 cup) water
- Chili flakes & sliced spring onions, to garnish
- This couldn’t be any simpler. Combine all the ingredients to make a marinade and pour it all over the pork ribs. Ideally you’d want to marinate this overnight, but if you’re in a rush, I can confirm that 1 hour will achieve great results. Turn them around halfway through to make sure everything gets nicely coated.
- Pre-heat your oven to 190ºC. Once the ribs are marinated, put them on a baking tray and pour about 100ml of the marinade. Cover with tin foil and roast for about an hour.
- Once the hour is up, remove the tin foil and roast for an extra 20 minutes.
- You can use a brush to scoop some of the thick sauce in the tray and brush it all over the ribs. It’ll be nice and sticky. Also, sprinkle some chili flakes for an extra kick, and some spring onions too. You’re all done. Easy, right?
- Enjoy with some nice sticky rice or any favorite side dish of yours!