Chinese Braised Ribs
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
  • 3 lbs. Pork Ribs, Chinese cut
  • 6 cloves of Garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 medium Onion, sliced
  • 2 inches of fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¾ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ cup dried Cranberries
  • 2 pieces dried Orange Peel
  • 4 pieces Star Anise
  • 1 teaspoon whole Schezwan Peppers
  • 10-15 strands of dried Lily blossom
  • 4 cups of water
  1. Heat wok or heavy bottomed pot.
  2. Add ribs and lightly brown and render some fat. Stir ever once in a while so they don't stick and all or most sides get browned.
  3. Add the garlic, onions and ginger and stirfry for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat to medium or low so it just simmers not boiling. Simmer until ribs are tender and sauce is reduced. Approximately 1.5 hours.
Chinese cut ribs are cut across the ribs about an inch long. Cut them into individual ribs so you have pieces about an inch or two thickness all the way around. As always, adjust the seasonings as you go. Cooking time is approximate. You just have to eyeball it when it's done.
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