Tuesday, February 17, 2009

braised pork spare ribs

category: main dish
serving: makes 2-3 servings

kim bought i think more than a kilo of pork spare ribs. other than prepraing nilagang buto ng baboy, i tried to search different recipe for pork spare ribs... i found 3. i wanted to try pinoycook's braised pork spare ribs first. but instead of light soy sauce, i used the regular soy sauce we have at home. i also included chopped potatoes just to add vegetable into it.

you can find the original recipe here. the recipe is good for 7-8 servings. i just adjusted the recipe for the three of us.

8 slices pork spare ribs
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
1 small onion, minced
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp. hot chili sauce
salt and pepper
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 medium potato, chopped

heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan. add the pork spare ribs and cook until lightly browned. add the rest of the ingredients and stir well to blend. pour in about 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. lower the heat, cover and simmer for about 45 minutes to an hour or until the pork is tender.

during the cooking time, as the liquid evaporates, you may need to add a little water occasionally to prevent scorching. half a cup or so each time should be enough. add the potatoes. by the time the pork is done, there should only be a little sauce. as the chopped onions become mushy, they will thicken the sauce so there really is no need to add flour or starch.