Friday, March 28, 2008

Chinese Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Chinese Barbecued Spare Ribs


3 tablespoons chopped peeled ginger

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/3 cup soy sauce2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup hoisin sauce2 tablespoons honey

4 pounds baby back ribs (2 to 4 racks)PreparationPreheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Line a 17- by 12- by 1-inch baking pan with foil.Purée ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and oil in a blender, then transfer to a bowl and whisk in hoisin sauce and honey.

Reserve 1/2 cup sauce and coat ribs with remainder.

Arrange ribs, meaty sides down, in pan and bake, turning and basting once with some of reserved sauce halfway through baking, until cooked through, about 40 minutes.

Turn on broiler.

Brush ribs, meaty sides up, with remaining sauce.

Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat until edges are lightly charred, 4 to 8 minutes.