Chinatown BBQ Spareribs/Char Siu

If you love the mouthwatering Chinatown BBQ pork ribs or Char Siu, this recipe will become your new family favorite.  There’s no need to make a special trip to your nearby Chinatown to enjoy this all-time Chinese restaurant favorite.  You can prepare this for your everyday meals or simply add it to your holiday menu in the comfort of your own home.

8 pounds pork spareribs (slabs)
4 teaspoon salt
8 teaspoon soy sauce
4 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Char Siu Sauce (Chinese BBQ Sauce)
4 tablespoon honey (save 2 tablespoons for brushing)

1. Combine all the ingredients (except 2 tablespoons of honey) in a bowl. Lay spareribs flat in one large or 2 medium aluminum roasting pan(s).
2. Smudge marinade all over spareribs. Cover roasting pan with aluminum foil and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
3. Remove ribs from the refrigerator. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake spareribs for 1 ½ hours (covered with aluminum foil).
4. Remove aluminum foil and bake for another ½ hour or so, until edges of ribs are slightly burned.
5. Brush ribs with honey.  Bake for another 5-10 minutes, until glossy deep red.
6. Remove from heat. Cut spareribs along the individual bones and serve.
Note: You can also use this recipe to make Char Siu (Roast pork). For every 2 pounds of meat, use 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon Char Siu Sauce, and 1 tablespoon honey.


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