Thai Marinated Style Pork Spareribs with a Thai-Chile Herb Sauce

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This was my first time experimenting with Thai chiles and ginger. It was refreshing cooking with so many different herbs and spices. The marinade really gave the ribs such a sweet, spicy Thai flavor. I highly recommend if you want something different as oppose to the basic BBQ style ribs! I will do this recipe again, it was THAT delicious. And the awesome thing about this marinade and herb dipping sauce is that it can be used with chicken, or even beef!

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Prep time: 10 mins|Marinade: refrigerate for 5 hours| Bake: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup of sliced shallots
  • 2 cups of scallions, coarsely chopped
  • one 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced
  • 6-8 Thai chilies chopped ( red or green, or both)
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 cup of Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 4lbs of pork spare ribs, or you can use chicken wings or beef steak.

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Directions: Combine all ingredients together. Insert ribs in a large zip loc bag, and pour ingredients in the bag, massaging the bag to make sure all the ingredients are swimming happily together! Refrigerate for 5 hours.

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THAI-CHILE HERB SAUCE

This sauce can be made while the ribs are marinating. This sauce will last up to a week in the fridge as long as it is sealed. This sauce is also finger-lickin good!

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Ingredients:

  • 6-8 whole Thai chiles
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons of cilantro
  • 1 cup of Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce
  • 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice

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DIRECTIONS:

Toast the chiles in a pan for about 30-45 seconds. Remove chiles and allow them to cool.

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In a blender combine all ingredients, including chiles. If you need to add a little more liquid, I suggest adding a drizzle of soy sauce, it really gives the sauce a nice balance. And that is it!! Easy, simple and delicious!

Once your sauce is finished, refrigerate. Pop the ribs in the oven after marinating for 5 hours..Cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. They will be nice and juicy, then pour your sauce over your ribs or use it as a dipping sauce! And ENJOY!

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