Asian sticky ribs


The ribs are fragrant and sticky, and they prove how easy Asian cooking can be.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 170 minutes
  • Total time: 3 hours 60 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes

Serves: 4


1.5kg pork spare ribs
200ml orange juice
80ml dark soy sauce
4 tbsp honey
5cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced
3 star anise
4 garlic cloves, bruised


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3. Put the pork spare ribs in a roasting tray. Mix together the orange juice, soy sauce and honey, then stir in the ginger, star anise and garlic. Pour over the ribs and cover with foil. Bake for 2 hours.

2. Remove the foil and increase the heat to 220°C, gas mark 7. Cook the ribs, turning and basting regularly, until golden and bubbling, about 45-50 minutes. Serve with steamed greens and rice.