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  • Easy
  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins cook

Sticky sesame ginger ribs

Sticky Sesame Ginger Ribs

These sticky sesame ginger ribs make great finger food for summer entertaining


Sticky sesame ginger ribs

  • 5 ribs per person, depending on size
  • 3 cups water
  • 397 g jar char siu sauce (chinese barbecue sauce)
  • 1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp chinese five spice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 spring onions, for garnish


Sticky sesame ginger ribs

  1. Preheat the oven to 165ºC. Arrange the ribs in a deep roasting tray. Combine water and half the jar of char siu sauce. Pour over the ribs and cover with foil. Cook for 1½ hours, checking once to turn the ribs.
  2. Combine remaining char siu sauce, sweet chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, five spice, soy sauce and orange zest and juice.
  3. Increase oven temperature to 185ºC. Drain ribs, reserving half a cup of liquid, and arrange in a single layer on lined shallow roasting trays.
  4. Whisk the ribs’ stock into the sauce mixture and brush generously over each rib. Cook for 20-30 minutes, adding extra sauce once or twice until glazed and sticky.
  5. Garnish with spring onions before serving.
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