These tropical flavored, Hawaiian-style spareribs are perfect for a luau—and are sure to please the guests.
4 pounds pork spareribs
1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
1/3 cup tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon grated or finely minced fresh gingerroot*
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 cup apricot pineapple jam
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, crushed
- Cut pork spareribs into portions of 2 or 3 and boil in water for 20 minutes. Remove the ribs and pat dry. Place the ribs in large baking dish and bake at 425°F (220°C) for 15 minutes.
- Combine vinegar, ketchup, salt, ginger, soy sauce, apricot pineapple jam, brown sugar, and crushed garlic cloves in a bowl and mix well.
- Remove the ribs from the oven and spoon 2/3 of the sauce on top. Place the ribs back in the oven and cook covered for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve with the remaining sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
*Or, use 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground ginger.