For the Plum-Ginger glaze:
Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Episode: BBQ Spare Ribs
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Asian Spice Rubbed Ribs with Plum-Ginger Glaze
Total:
3 hr
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
2 hr 15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
3 hr
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
2 hr 15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 Thai chiles, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons good quality curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 star anise
  • 8 ripe purple plums, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup plum juice
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered ginger
  • 1 cup water
For the ribs:
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole black mustard seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, for rubbing
  • 2 racks St. Louis-style country ribs
  • Asian Rub, recipe follows
  • Green onions, thinly sliced
For the Asian Rub:
  • 1/2 cup Spanish paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ground star anise
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground red pepper flakes

Directions

For the ribs:

For the Plum-Ginger glaze:

Preheat grill or side burner. Heat the oil in a large non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook until soft. Add the Thai chiles, ginger, curry powder and cinnamon and cook for 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and 1 cup of water. Cook until the sauce is reduced and thickened about 30 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

Place plum mixture, in 2 to 3 batches, in a food processor and process until smooth, strain into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.

Bring water, soy, ginger, peppercorns, coriander, mustard seeds and salt and pepper, to taste, in a large saucepan and bring to a simmer.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat and preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Rub oil on both sides of the ribs. Then rub each rack with the Asian Rub. Place racks onto preheated grill and allow to cook only until grill marks have been made.

Divide the water and soy sauce mixture between 2 roasting pans, place the ribs on a baking rack and set over the liquid in the pan. Roast the ribs in the preheated oven until about 3/4 of the way cooked, about 45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.

Heat the grill to high.

Transfer the ribs to the grill and grill until the ribs are tender, about 45 minutes longer, brushing with the glaze during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Remove from the grill and brush with more of the glaze. Slice into ribs and garnish with green onions.

For the Asian Rub:

Whisk all ingredients together.

Cook's Note

*If you cannot find ripe plums you can always use canned plums. If you cannot find plum juice you can always use cranberry juice.

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