Sticky Pork Ribs

Ingredients

2kg pork ribs                                      olive oil

2tsp Sichuan peppercorns            8tbsp honey

2tsp dried chilli flakes                     5 whole star anise

300ml soy sauce                               3 cups Shaoxing rice wine

3 cups chicken stock                       medium knob ginger, peeled and chopped

5 tbsp rice vinegar                           3 spring onions, sliced, and one additional for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  2. Heat a roasting tray on the stove top, add the olive oil, and brown the ribs on all sides, ensuring they are well caramelised
  3. Add the chilli, peppercorns, star anise, and honey and cook for further two minutes
  4. Add the soy, vinegar, and rice wine and bring to the boil
  5. Add the chicken stock and spring onions and bring to the boil
  6. Place in the oven, uncovered, for 1 hour
  7. Remove from the oven, place ribs in serving dish,  and return roasting pan to the stove top, reducing the reserved marinade for 10 minutes.  Coat the ribs with the marinade and garnish with additional spring onions

Serves 8-10

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