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    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.

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