Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Anita Lo's Mother's BBQ Spareribs

      In honor of the Chinese New Year I decided to make these spareribs from chef and New York restaurateur Anita Lo.  This five ingredient recipe comes from her mother and is so amazingly simple you won't believe something so easy can taste this juicy and good.  Mix the sauce, coat the ribs, place in your dutch oven and bake.  In my 12 inch dutch oven they baked with 12 coals in a ring around the bottom and the lid completely covered with 28-30 coals.  I left them alone for one solid hour and when I lifted the lid they were glazed, browned and tender.  Serve them with a side of rice and spoon some of the sauce over the ribs, it is simply too good to waste.  This recipe is from the Martha Stewart show, you can view the recipe and watch the video here.  Usher in the Year of the Dragon with these succulent and easy ribs. 

Anita Lo's Mother's BBQ Spareribs
1 rack (about 2 1/4 pounds) pork spareribs
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup ketchup
1 cup hoisin sauce

     Lightly oil or spray dutch oven.
     Cut spareribs into individual ribs.
     Season with salt and pepper; transfer to a large bowl.
     In small bowl combine ketchup and hoisin.
     Pour ketchup mixture over ribs; turn to coat evenly.
     Place ribs in single layer in bottom of prepared dutch oven, meat side up.
     Bake at 400 degrees for one hour or until meat begins to pull away from the ends of the bone.

Coat ribs with sauce then place in a single layer in well oiled dutch oven

Bake at 400 degrees for one hour

Not overly sweet and incredibly juicy


  1. Good Job! They look wonderful. I will give them a try. I have a posting on my blog,(2 years ago, on how to make a smoker out of your D.O. Try it this spring.
    Ron The Outlaw Gourmet

  2. Oh yummy, looks finger lickin' good!

  3. Thanks for the nice comments, they were delicious, Mrs. Lo is a good cook! Liddy