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Maple Spareribs

Yield Makes 2 to 3 servings


  • 3 to 4 pounds pork spareribs
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sweet cooking rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

How to Make It

  1. Bring ribs and water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven; reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain. Place ribs in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

  2. Stir together maple syrup and next 5 ingredients; pour over ribs.

  3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour.

  4. Grilled Maple Spareribs: Boil ribs as directed; drain. Prepare fire by piling charcoal or lava rocks on 1 side of grill, leaving other side empty. Coat rack with cooking spray, and place on grill. Arrange ribs over empty side, and grill, covered with grill lid, 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting occasionally with sauce.

  5. NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Kikkoman Aji-Mirin Sweet Cooking Rice Wine.