Korean Caribbean Pork Ribs

06bRibsPlatterTablebfLOTotally tender, wicked tasty, and a snap (if not quick) to make in your oven, you are gonna wanna try this different take on pork barbecue.

I started with some bone-in country style pork ribs that my local market had on special, then got to thinking about that Korean-style marinade thing I do for beef short ribs on the grill. I decided to use that marinade for the pork ribs, but then add a little sweet and spice at the end with my Sherry Peppers Sauce.

01aTamariRiceWinebfLOOh, and I did this all in the oven, so no fussing with the grill on a cold and blustery late fall night.

•1 tbsp sesame seeds
•2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
•4 cloves garlic crushed
•1 tbsp Aleppo pepper
•1 cup soy sauce or tamari
•2 tbsp rice wine
•3 tbsp sugar

•Country style pork ribs
•Thick sliced sweet onions
•1 cup Sherry Peppers Sauce*

02bSesameGarlicPastebfLO*My Sherry Peppers Sauce is not the same as Outerbridge’s original, but if you don’t care to make your own, you can substitute Pickapeppa or Tiger sauces.

First, make the marinade by toasting the sesame seeds in pan over low flame until lightly browned.

Grind the sesame seeds together with the garlic, ginger, and Aleppo pepper with a mortar and pestle until you have a coarse paste.

03aRibsMarinadebfLOWhisk this paste together with the tamari, rice wine, and sugar, then pour over the pork ribs in a gallon sized zipper bag, seal, flip a couple of times to coat the ribs well with the marinade.

Stash on a rimmed plate (in case of leaks) in the fridge for at least four hours, but overnight would be better, flipping the bag when you think to.

04aRibsFirstBakebfLOWhen ready to cook the ribs, heat your oven to 350º and cover the bottom of a roasting pan with the onion slices.

Note: I used an anodized roasting pan that next to nothing sticks to; if you choose a glass or plain metal pan, you might want to think of lining it with foil to simplify clean up.

Remove the ribs from the marinade (save the marinade) and arrange over the onion slices in the baking pan.

04bSauceCookLOCover tightly with foil and pop into the oven for 90 minutes.

While the ribs are cooking, combine the marinade from the zipper bag with the Sherry Peppers Sauce in a small pan and bring to a boil, stirring often.

Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes, then set aside until the ribs are ready.

05bRibsReadybfLOAfter the ribs have cooked for 90 minutes, remove from the oven, take the foil off, and drain any cooking juices from the pan.

Spoon the simmered sauce over the ribs and return to the oven, uncovered, for another 30 minutes, until the ribs are nicely browned and mebbe a bit crispity in places.

Remove to a platter and serve.

This is not your regular barbecue pork, but you can easily serve it with the usual sides; a zippy coleslaw, corn bread, or mebbe double down on the Asian influence and try a ramen noodle & romaine salad and mebbe add some yellow rice on the side.

There’re lots of choices with these ribs, and they are all good!

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