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Chinese pork spare ribs recipe

Chinese pork spare ribs recipe

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Try something different with these succulent Chinese pork spare ribs. Tender pork ribs are cooked in a glossy soy marinade with added peppers and spring onions – serve with plenty of white rice for all the extra sauce. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 55 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 370 calories / serving


  • 50ml groundnut oil
  • 400g pork spare ribs
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 green pepper, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely diced
  • 2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 150ml water

For the marinade

  • 2tsp caster sugar
  • 2tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2tbsp dry sherry
  • 1tbsp cornflour
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    23g 32%
  • Saturates

    7g 36%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    2.4g 40%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 16.8g Protein 20.8g Fibre 2.7g


  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade until smooth and use it to coat the pork spare ribs. Cover and leave to marinate for 30 mins.
  2. After marinating, heat the groundnut oil in a large wok over a moderate heat until hot. Stir-fry the pork ribs for 1 min, then remove from the wok and dry on kitchen paper. Add the spring onions, onion, garlic, red chilli and peppers to the wok, stir-frying for 2-3 mins.
  3. Add the ribs back to the wok, then stir in the oyster sauce and water. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover the wok, and gently simmer the ribs for 12-15 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and arrange on a long platter. Serve immediately.

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