Sticky Asian Pork Ribs

Given the choice, I will almost always choose beef ribs over pork ribs. But my sister introduced me to these pork ribs and there are times when I crave them. These ribs are juicy, tender, and glazed with a delicious Asian barbecue sauce. They are easy to make, messy to eat, and oh so delicious!

Sticky Pork Ribs

Passes the kid taste test

My nephew isn't a picky eater, however, he has a limited range of foods that he loves. In most cases, he will try something new, although he may approach it with suspicion and there's no guarantee that he'll like it. In general, he likes simple things - like a steak seasoned with just salt and pepper - so we were surprised that he likes these ribs as much as we do.

An easy and simple recipe

These ribs are really quite simple to prepare. There isn't anything fussy to do to prep the ribs like removing the membrane on the back of the ribs (but you could if you want to). If anything, depending on the size of your pot, you may need to cut the racks of ribs in half to get them to fit. We are able to fit three full racks, uncut, into our 12-quart multi-pot. After that, just crush a few cloves of garlic, slice a piece of ginger, and add water to cover. That's the rib prep done.

While the ribs are cooking, you can pull together the Asian barbecue sauce. For us, the ingredients that make up the sauce are pantry staples. But if they aren't in your pantry, you should be able to find these items in the Asian or international aisle of most grocery stores.

Sticky Pork Ribs - close up

Make ahead, feed a crowd

If you aren't making it for dinner, this recipe works well if you are hosting a get-together and want to get some of the cooking done ahead of time. You can cook the ribs and prepare the sauce a couple of days in advance, leaving the final bake to the day of your party. Remember to pull the ribs out of the fridge and let them sit at least 15-20 minutes at room temperature while you preheat the oven.

So, there you go, an easy recipe for juicy and delicious sticky pork ribs.

Sticky Pork Ribs