Slow Cooker Braised Garlic Spareribs
Serves 4 to 6.
3 lbs. pork spareribs
10 cloves of garlic
4 tbsp. Hoisin sauce
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup water
1/4 cup flour or cornstarch
1/4 cup vegetable oil
|Wash, dry and trim the spare ribs then cut them into 1-rib pieces.|
|Coat each rib in flour or corn starch, shaking to remove excess.|
|Heat the oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the ribs for several minutes,|
until browned and crispy on the exterior.
|Drain on paper towels and set aside. The ribs should still be |
rare inside but they'll finish cooking in the slow cooker.
|Peel the garlic and grate them finely. You can also do a fine mince.|
|In a bowl, combine the Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, garlic, |
honey, balsamic vinegar and water.
|Arrange the spareribs in the slow cooker neatly then pour |
the sauce over it. Cook on low for 4 hours.
|Remove the spareribs and place in a serving dish. Run the sauce through |
a fat separator or use a spoon to skim all the fat off the
top layer. Pour the sauce over the ribs and serve immediately.
|They are so soft and fall-off-the-bone tender and oh so garlicky. |
Absolutely divine when served over steamed rice!