Wednesday, September 5, 2007

BBQ Pork Ribs

I did a similar dish using my toaster before I had an oven. I had to use sliced pork and do it a few times because it's easier for the tiny equipment and it's impossible to have too many pieces of pork or ribs in there. Yes, you can do this with a toaster but you have to check it more frequently in case it get burned to fast. If it's too hot, open the door.

We love this. It's like Char Siew 叉烧 aka Chinese BBQ Pork. Best to go with rice!


  • 500g Meaty Pork Ribs, slightly fatty preferred
  • 5 tablespoon Light Soy Sauce
  • 4 tablespoon Sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Maple Syrup or 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 3 tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
  • 2 tablespoon Apple Cider
  • 2 tablespoon Tomato Sauce
  • 400ml Water

How to do it:

  1. Blanch ribs.
  2. Add blanched ribs to all ingredients combined.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduced to a simmer.
  4. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove ribs and set aside.
  6. Continue to boil the sauce till it's reduced by half and to a thick consistence.
  7. Place ribs in a foil wrapped baking tray.
  8. Spread the sauce on the ribs and baked for 10 minutes.
  9. Bring out ribs to spread with more sauce
  10. Return to bake for another 10 minutes.
  11. Turn the ribs over, spread sauce on it and bake for another15 minutes.
  12. Spread sauce again half way through the baking.
  13. Remove and serve.

I bake at 150c for my oven. Please adjust the temperate and/or timing according to your oven. The ribs should not burn fast. We want coat it well with sauce.

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  1. yr food always looks yummy to me... i will try this ..

    Btw,think you can open a restorant/cafe when yr kids grow :)

  2. My Life Zone,
    Thanks for the compliments. ;) Hope you will like this. :)

  3. WokkingMum, I did this for dinner just now. Just wanna lest you know it tasted great. But it was a little sweet though for me. Apart from that, everyone likes it. Thank you. Keep the good posts coming in.

    p/s: I commented wrongly for the roasted potato. That was awesome with the exception that I baked it for 75mins instead of 60mins. Thank you for both posts!

  4. Quinn, :P I got sweet tooth lah. But I have cut down on the sugar now too. Glad you guys liked the idea.

  5. Dear WokkingMum,

    Thank you for this recipe. I cooked it today and my whole family likes this a lot :) can't wait to try out your other recipes.

  6. couple of things - i assume you cut the ribs into individual pieces? also, how long do you blanch them for?

  7. CC, You're welcome.

    Anonymous, Yes, I cut the ribs into individual pieces. Depending on how thick your ribs are, I blanched mine for around 10 minutes.

  8. Hi there, I will try this soon - I only have a toaster oven now. :) Everything's the same except have to monitor and modify cooking accordingly I suppose?