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Five-Spice Ribs with Molasses Glaze

No recipe image available.The intriguing flavor, and irresistible aroma, of these ribs will have your guests asking for the recipe. Serve with marinated cucumbers and a black bean and corn salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 slabs pork back ribs, about 3 1/2 to 4 pounds total
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons five-spice powder
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small bowl stir together ketchup, molasses, lemon juice, soy sauce and hot pepper sauce; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl stir together brown sugar, five-spice, cloves, coriander, salt, paprika, celery seed and black pepper. Rub dry spice mixture over ribs; set aside.
  3. Prepare medium banked fire in covered grill. Place ribs on grill, away from direct heat, cover grill and let ribs slowly roast for 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Remove grill cover and slather ribs with glaze on both sides; cover grill and roast for 15 to 20 minutes more, until ribs are nicely glazed.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 1190 calories Protein 64 grams Fat 94 grams Sodium 1000 milligrams Cholesterol 320 milligrams Saturated Fat 35 grams Carbohydrates 16 grams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.