4 to 6 main dish servings, or 12 appetizer servings
3 1/2 to 4 pounds baby back pork ribs
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegar Original or Roasted Garlic, divided use
1/2 cup soy sauce, lite or regular
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon each minced ginger & minced garlic
1/2 cup apricot or pineapple jam
How to Make It
Cut meat into individual ribs. Place in a large resealable plastic bag. Combine 1/2 cup rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and garlic; mix well and pour over ribs. Close bag securely, turning to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours, turning halfway through.
In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and jam. Reserve 1/4 cup for a dipping sauce, if desired. Preheat oven to 425°. Drain ribs and discard marinade. Place a rack on a foil-lined roasting pan or baking sheet. Arrange ribs, meaty side down, on rack; baste with jam mixture. Bake in upper portion of oven 20 minutes. Turn ribs over; baste liberally. Continue to bake 15 minutes or until well browned. Discard any remaining sauce used for basting. Serve ribs with reserved dipping sauce.
Total preparation and cook time: 45 minutes (does not include marinating time)