Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
Grill Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Stand Time
10 Mins
Makes 8 appetizer servings

Have the butcher cut the ribs in half crosswise to make appetizer-size ribs. You can prepare the ribs through Step 2 the day before you plan to cook them. Cover and chill overnight. You may need to grill the ribs a little longer to compensate for the fact that they are cold.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membrane from back of ribs by slicing into it with a knife and then pulling it off. (This will make ribs more tender.)

Step 2

Bring ribs and water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Place ribs in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Stir together honey and next 4 ingredients; pour over ribs.

Step 4

Light 1 side of grill, heating to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat; leave other side unlit. Arrange ribs over unlit side of grill, reserving sauce in dish. Grill, covered with grill lid, 45 minutes. Reposition rib slabs, placing slab closest to heat source away from heat and moving other slab closer to heat. Grill, covered with grill lid, 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender, repositioning ribs and basting with reserved sauce every 20 minutes. Remove ribs from grill, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut ribs, slicing between bones. Garnish, if desired. Serve with Quick Asian Barbecue Sauce, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

GracieNoel's Review

January 02, 2010
Mmmmmmmm, good. We loved this one! Didn't need the Asian BBQ sauce, but the sauce was excellent as well. I'm sure we'll making this for a meal for the family soon!

doodles's Review

January 28, 2009
My husband will not permit me to boil ribs first as he thinks it ruins the taste of the meat. I used the crock-pot as a reader had written her review. Fantastic! The sauce is delicious. That is a keeper.

girly668's Review

January 22, 2009
The sauce is great. I am not a HUGE fan of ribs (hence the 4 stars) and had actually never made them before, but they turned out great and were at hit at Christmas. I also did not grill them, it was the middle of winter so I boiled them, as directed, and put them under the broiler for 5 or so minutes on each side. Turned out really well, and looked like they were grilled!