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Thai-Style Ribs

These ribs marinate all night and then slow-cook all day to get their incredible flavor.

Slow-Cooker Size: 6-quart

Oxmoor House FEBRUARY 2006

  • Yield: Makes 2 to 4 servings
  • Cook time:6 Hours
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Other:8 Hours

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs, racks cut in half
  • 1 (11.5-ounce) can frozen orange-pineapple-apple juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted (we tested with Welch's)
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

Preparation

Place ribs in a large shallow dish or zip-top freezer bag.

Combine juice concentrate and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl with a wire whisk. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture in refrigerator for dipping. Pour remaining mixture evenly over ribs; cover or seal, and chill 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Remove ribs from marinade, discarding marinade. Place 1 rack of ribs in bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker; stand remaining rib racks on their sides around edges of slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook 5 hours.

Microwave reserved 3/4 cup sauce in a 1-cup glass measure at HIGH 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring once. Serve with ribs. Garnish, if desired.

Stand Your Ribs: Standing these ribs along the sides of your slow cooker gives them direct contact with heat, so they'll have crispy brown edges like ribs that have smoked for hours.

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