Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My sister-in-law's spare ribs recipe

Easy, tender & rich...a recipe I stole from my sister-in-law.  Her instructions:

Wash and cut spareribs

Season with:
onion powder
garlic powder
black pepper
dark soy sauce
1 white onion, cut
green onion, 1-inch pieces
fresh ginger
scotch bonnet pepper (optional)

Heat pot, add some oil. Put everything into pot except for scotch bonnet.  Brown for 5 minutes.

Add enough water to just cover the meat. Boil on medium-high heat for about 1 hour or until meat falls off the bone. Check water level every 20 minutes. You  may need to add a little water each time.

If you're using scotch bonnet, add after 45 minutes of cooking. Add corn starch if needed.

I have no idea what Scotch Bonnet is, so we don't add it.  You need to get the smaller cut of ribs.  I bought these at Metro, but they don't always have them. Whenever I see them, I make this meal!  I think I added too much water this time, but they still turned out delicious!  Thanks Fae!

Ps. More recipes coming up!  I am in a cooking phase!


  1. Looks delish. You can find these tiny spare ribs at any Chinese grocery store with fresh meat counter.

  2. It looks delicious! I think I'll try this recipe minus the scotch bonnet which is a really really hot pepper. My mother is Jamaican and grows scotch bonnet peppers.

  3. Scotch bonnet peppers are similar to habeneros in heat...way up there on the scovillle scale!!