Pork Country-Style Ribs with Asian Plum Sauce
Serve these Asian-inspired ribs with grilled potato wedges, asparagus and garlic bread.
3 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
Kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Asian Plum Sauce:
1 cup plum jam
1/4 cup minced green onion
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot
1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Season ribs with salt and pepper and grill over indirect* medium (about 350°F (175°C)) heat for 1 hour.
- Combine sauce ingredients in mini-chopper or food processor. Process until nearly smooth; reserve half of sauce to serve with finished ribs. Brush remaining sauce on ribs; grill for an additional 30 minutes, until ribs are tender and meat pulls from the bone.
- Heat reserved sauce and serve with ribs.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
*To grill with indirect heat, bank hot coals on one side or in a ring around the perimeter of the fire grate. For gas grills, pre-heat and then turn off any burners directly below where the food will go. Place ribs on the grill so they are not directly over any coals or gas burners and close grill hood.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.