Recipes / Candied Ribs

Candied Ribs

By Mark Bittman

Published March 29, 2019

Makes4 servings Time10 hours, largely unattended Baby back are my favorite for this because you can easily cut between the bones and they become tender pretty quickly, but feel free to use spare ribs. You could braise a spatula in this sauce and it would probably taste good.  INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons minced lemongrass2 tablespoons chopped garlicSalt2 pounds pork baby back ribs, separated into individual ribs1 1 ⁄ 4 cups brown sugar 1 ⁄ 2 cup fish sauce3 limes, halved3 large…

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Makes
4 servings

Time
10 hours, largely unattended

Baby back are my favorite for this because you can easily cut between the bones and they become tender pretty quickly, but feel free to use spare ribs. You could braise a spatula in this sauce and it would probably taste good. 


INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons minced lemongrass
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
Salt
2 pounds pork baby back ribs, separated into individual ribs
1 1 ⁄ 4 cups brown sugar
1 ⁄ 2 cup fish sauce
3 limes, halved
3 large shallots, sliced
4 star anise
2 teaspoons pepper
1 small bunch fresh cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

1Combine the lemongrass and garlic in a big bowl with a big pinch of salt. Add the ribs and rub the mixture all over and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.