Ming Spareribs

Elaine Boehmer first tried orange marmalade and ground ginger to flavor this pork, but the dry, powdery ginger just floated on top. Now she uses ginger marmalade, and the sauce clings deliciously. Serve the oven-braised ribs with rice to soak up the flavorful juices.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 426
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Protein 34 g
Fat 18 g
Satfat 6.4 g
Carbohydrate 32 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 1250 mg
Cholesterol 112 mg


5 pounds country-style pork ribs, fat trimmed
1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2/3 cup ginger marmalade or apricot preserves
1/3 cup honey


1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces. Place in an 11- by 17-inch roasting pan.

2. Mix soy sauce, marmalade, and honey. Pour over ribs; turn to coat.

3. Cover pan tightly. Bake in a 350° oven for 1 hour. Turn ribs over, cover, and continue baking until the meat is very tender when pierced, about 30 minutes longer.

4. With a slotted spoon, transfer pork ribs to a serving dish. Skim and discard fat from pan juices. Pour pan juices into a bowl and serve to spoon over pork. Add pepper to taste.