April 18, 2013

Aromatic Chili Pork Ribs

 These were so mouthwatering-ly delicious, I cannot even think about them without  getting a little twinge at the back of my jaw and salavating. I sound like a starving monster, don't I? Well, they were just that good!  I've grown tired of eating sauced up sticky ribs. I mean, they're good but I like variety, you know? 

It all started when I concocted this addictive flavour bomb, the stuff you see smother all over the ribs. It consists of onions, garlic, chili peppers, sesame seeds and "special" seasonings that are cooked on low to really meld all the goodness together. Sure, it was spicy but at the same time I couldn't stop eating it! I was putting on everything I could and just simply eating it off the spoon from my fingers.

 So it was time to make dinner and there was a rack of ribs defrosted and waiting in the fridge. As usual, I was a little lazy and knew that whatever I ended up doing with them, it would end up being baked in the mini-oven.

What I did was...
  1. Rinse and dry the ribs, preheat oven to 425F (convection, 400F)
  2. Cut between each bone
  3. Season with salt, white pepper, a touch of five spice powder, garlic powder and balsamic
  4. Toss to coat, add up to 1/4c of corn starch to the ribs
  5. Toss to coat again, until everything looks quite dry
  6. Line a baking pan with foil, line the ribs up in a single layer
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, until deep golden brown and cooked through
Then, I decided to toss it in the chili mixture, which resulted in this ↓

The ribs look and taste fried, but they're not. There's actually no added oil when cooking them and a lot of the natural fats gets baked off. I guess they can be considered healthy? :)

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