Honey Garlic Ribs
How to make Honey Garlic Ribs
4 pounds pork spareribs
½ cup honey
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Slice ribs into individual pieces. Combine honey, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic in a large bowl; stir until honey and sugar are completely dissolved, then stir in baking soda. The mixture will begin to foam. Transfer ribs to the bowl and turn to coat.
Cover a cookie sheet with foil; arrange ribs meat-side up on the prepared sheet. Pour excess sauce over ribs and sprinkle with garlic salt.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, turning every 20 minutes.
YIELDS: 6 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 600 calories | Protein: 30 grams | Fat: 40 grams | Saturated Fat: 15 grams | Carbohydrates: 35 grams | Sugar: 30 grams | Cholesterol: 140 milligrams | Sodium: 1200 milligrams
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use a different type of ribs for this recipe?
Yes, you can use baby back ribs or St. Louis-style ribs instead of pork spareribs.
Adjust the cooking time as needed, as different cuts may require slightly different cooking durations.
Why does the recipe include baking soda?
Baking soda helps to tenderize the ribs by raising the pH level of the meat.
This can result in more tender and flavorful ribs.
Make sure to use it in moderation, as too much can affect the taste.
Can I grill the ribs instead of baking them?
Absolutely! You can transfer the coated ribs to a preheated grill instead of the oven.
Grill over medium heat, turning regularly, until the ribs are cooked through and have a nice char.
Is there a substitute for garlic salt if I want to control the salt content?
Certainly! You can replace garlic salt with garlic powder and a small amount of regular salt to control the sodium content.
Adjust according to your taste preferences.
Can I make the sauce ahead of time for a quicker preparation?
Yes, you can prepare the sauce in advance and store it in the refrigerator.
When ready to cook, simply reheat the sauce slightly to make it easier to coat the ribs before baking.
Can I marinate the ribs overnight for more flavor?
Yes, marinating the ribs overnight in the honey, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic mixture can enhance the flavor.
Ensure the ribs are well-covered and refrigerate in a sealed container for optimal marination.
What should I do if I don’t have garlic salt?
If you don’t have garlic salt, you can use garlic powder and a bit of regular salt as a substitute.
Adjust the quantities based on your taste preferences to maintain the desired garlic flavor without increasing the salt content too much.
Can I use a different type of vinegar?
Yes, you can use apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar as alternatives to distilled white vinegar.
Different vinegars can impart slightly different flavors to the dish, so choose based on your preference.
How can I ensure the ribs are cooked thoroughly?
To ensure the ribs are fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.
It should reach at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit (63 degrees Celsius) for pork.
Additionally, the meat should easily pull away from the bone.
Can I freeze the leftover ribs?
Yes, you can freeze leftover ribs for later consumption.
Allow them to cool completely before wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Thaw and reheat in the oven or on the grill for a delicious leftover meal.