May 27, 2009

Chinese Influenced Boneless Pork Ribs


2 lb boneless pork ribs
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 red chiles, seeds removed and diced
3 shallots, minced
1/3 cup black vinegar
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons black sesame oil
2 tablespoons fermented black bean paste
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
2 tablespoons palm sugar
1 tablespoon malt syrup
1 tablespoon five spice powder

a couple drops liquid smoke (optional)


Heat the canola oil in a large skillet. Cook the pork for 1 minute on each side. Place in the slow cooker. Pour the remaining ingredients over the meat. Cover and cook on low 8 hours. If the sauce is very thin, pour into a saucepan and cook until thickened. Drizzle on ribs and serve.

My thoughts:

This is one of the easiest and tastiest meals you can make. It's a snap to put together and the resulting ribs are meltingly tender. Perfect over white rice for a simple, no fuss meal. Not to mention incredibly affordable- boneless pork ribs are frequently found on sale for under $2 a pound.