|Honey Soy Ribs|
These finger-lickin’ good Asian-style honey soy pork baby back ribs are marinated then cooked low and slow on the grill–or in the oven.
These honey soy ribs have a delicate flavor that will please even the kiddos.
|Delicate flavor to savor|
I go very light on five-spice powder because I find too much to be too overwhelmingly star anise-y. If you like a more intense flavor, then up my amount–but do it in steps and taste the marinade. Otherwise you may end up with something you don’t like!
Most of the time I serve my ribs with a green salad or potato salad. I served my Chipotle Ranch Potato Salad with these ribs that are pictured.
These are also made easily in the oven, so they don’t have to be a strictly summer treat done on the BBQ. And if you don’t have a grill, you don’t need one to enjoy these!
Honey Soy Ribs
- 1 rack pork baby back ribs
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp soy sauce
Mix marinade ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into a large zipper freezer/storage bag (the best way to marinate btw).
Add the ribs to the bag–you may have to cut the rack of ribs in half. Seal bag and turn a few times to coat with marinade. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
Prepare your grill for indirect cooking. If using a gas grill, this means lighting one side and cooking on the unlit side. Place a drip pan below the grate and place ribs on the grate. Close the lid of the grill and cook for approximately 3 hours at a temperature of 300-350 degrees (internal grill temp). If your grill doesn’t have a built-in thermometer, a cheap oven thermometer placed on the unlit side will do. FYI–I find that keeping the lit side of the grill at a medium heat gives me an internal grill temp of between 325 & 350 degrees F.
Mix glaze in a small bowl. Brush with glaze a few times during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
If you wish to crisp the ribs and caramelize the glaze a bit, transfer the ribs to the lit side and grill until the glaze is bubbly–but watch them–the honey will burn quickly so this should only take about 30-40 seconds over direct heat.
OVEN METHOD: Place ribs on a rack in a roasting pan. Roast at 350 degrees F for the time stated in the grill method. Follow grill method up to optional crisping–for the oven method, pop them under the broiler for about 30 seconds.
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