These baked spareribs get a Hawaiian makeover

6 months ago

hawaiian baked spareribs

Smokey, gooey, and nutritious: these are certain qualities that you can find in Hawaiian cuisine. For this recipe, spareribs get a makeover that will give you a sneak peek of the paradise that you can find in the tropical island. It’s a baked Hawaiian treat that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.


Makes 4-6 servings
1 kilo Pork spareribs, whole
1 cup Water
1 can Clear softdrink
1 cup Pineapple juice
3-4 cloves Garlic, smashed
1 Medium onion, quartered
1 Small knob ginger
1 Star anise
2 Tbsps Soy sauce
1 tsp Rock salt
4-5 Black peppercorns

½ cup Pineapple juice
½ cup Ketchup
1 Tbsp Cane vinegar
1 Tbsp Brown sugar
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
¼ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Ground black pepper

  1.   In a medium saucepot, combine pork spareribs, water, clear soft drink and pineapple juice. Add garlic, onions, ginger, and star anise. Season with soy sauce, rock salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour over low heat until meat becomes tender, turning over once or twice, as necessary.
  3. When pork ribs are cooked, remove with tongs and let pork ribs air dry in a wire rack or platter while preparing the glaze.
  4. To make glaze, mix pineapple juice, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and honey. Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat for about 15-20 minutes until thick. Pour cooked glaze on a platter.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F for about 15 minutes. Let ribs sit in the glaze for a few minutes while oven is preheating.
  6. Lay ribs on a foil-lined tray and baste top with more glaze. Bake spareribs for 30-40 minutes. Serve hot over java rice and some coleslaw on the side.


Recipe by Celine Clemente-Lichauco
Photographed by Mike Cuevas


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