Monday, October 29, 2007

Asian Style crock pot pork ribs...

Okay I felt like experimenting a bit. I am not big on BBQ sauce. But I do like dry rubs on ribs and such. I never make ribs really, I am not good at it and they take a long time. Usually I just wrap them in foil and put them in a low oven for a few hours. But I figured I would have some "testers" available for dinner so I came up with these. I originally wanted to put them in foil in the oven but I didn't want the oven on that long. So i used my Crock pot.
I even remembered to write down what I put in these and roundabout amounts.


Give Peas A Chance  Asian Style Pork ribs

3 1/2 pounds pork ribs, cut into sections
15 1/4 oz can of pineapple slices with juice
1/4 cup Sweet chili sauce
1/2 cup of oyster sauce
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 tsp Chinese five spice powder
2 1/2 inch piece of ginger cut into slices
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 stalks of celery
1 small onion cut into chucks

Heat the Crock pot while you slice the pork ribs and make the marinade. I didn't have much time for I put these on high for 5 hours, I am SURE four hours would have been sufficient.
Add the pork ribs, whole stalks of celery and onions to the Crock pot.
for the marinade - combine the rest of the ingredients. I DID put the pineapple chunks in but next time I will reserve them to eat since I ended up straining the marinade to reduce it. Pour marinade over the pork and vegetables in the Crock pot. Cover and cook on high 4-5 hours, or low 8 hours.
When done remove the pork and put it on a broiler pan. Strain the marinade and reduce it by half in a small sauce pan on med high heat. Discard ginger, celery and onions pieces. Broil the ribs in the oven until they get nice color. Serve with sauce.
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