Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 50 Mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 rib)
Photo: Oxmoor House 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 325°.

Step 2

Rub the ribs evenly with salt. Wrap in foil and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Step 3

Meanwhile, combine the sugar, the black pepper, and the chiles in a mortar and pestle, and grind into a paste.

Step 4

Remove the ribs from the oven and switch the setting to broil on high.

Step 5

Coat the top side of the ribs with the chile paste. Evenly.

Step 6

Return the ribs to the oven and broil until the sugar starts to create a lacquer, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Pull the oven rack out far enough so you can then scatter the peanuts in an even layer on the ribs. Use the back of a spoon to help secure the nuts into the sticky sugar lacquer.

Step 8

Broil for 1 1/2 minutes, allowing the peanuts to toast in some places, nearly char in others.

Step 9

Remove from the oven and let the ribs rest until reasonable to touch.

Step 10

Garnish with plenty of green onions, fresh lime, and any cooking juices from the pan.

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