1-2-3-4 Spareribs

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Author Notes: A native Chinese friend shared this recipe many years ago. It couldn't be easier! With the ribs cut apart at the outset, they become completely portable -- suitable for eating on the run, and a sensational cocktail nibble. ChefJune

Serves 4 for appetizers

  • 1 1/2 pounds back side ribs
  • 1 tablespoon Fino Sherry
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons low sodium Tamari sauce
  1. Wash and dry the ribs and separate them into individual ribs. Place them in a saucepan. Add all the other ingredients. Stir to combine. Cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid has almost completely evaporated and has glazed the meat.
  2. Remove to a serving plate and serve.

Tags: Easy, multiplies easily, travels well, umami, Versatile

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about 2 years ago clemy

Chef June
I can not wait to try this,it looks yumy.


over 2 years ago QueenSashy

QueenSashy is a trusted home cook.

I hope this gets shortlisted for testing, because I cannot wait to try this out :)


almost 3 years ago amadcook

I was looking for an alternative to my 3+ hour barbecued ribs when I found this recipe. They came out really nice, the flavors really came together.

I just couldn't believe you can get tender ribs in 40 minutes so I cheated a bit. I cooked the ribs covered for 60 minutes before I took the lid off, and then cooked for another 40 minutes. I threw them under the broiler for a few minutes to get some char.

Not quite my falling-off-the bone on the grill, but the flavor more than made up for it, as did the ease of preparation. I'm really tempted to try these ingredients for my BBQ next time!


over 2 years ago ChefJune

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amadcook: I hope you try them the way the recipe is written. They really work!


over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Thanks for pointing these out to me, ChefJune. How crazy-easy are these? OMG! Definitely trying them soon.


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Sauce sounds so simple and good!


almost 4 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It's so easy it's silly. ;)


almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love a quick and easy recipe and the sauce is perfection.


almost 4 years ago lapadia

Love the sauce and the easy and quick to fix recipe...great name!