We cooked Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs 椒鹽排骨 and made an accompanying video. Ribs are a big favourite for a Chinese starter dish and it’s also true in Taiwanese cuisine. This is our favourite way to prepare ribs, the other common Taiwanese way to use ribs is in a clear soup which will appear on TaiwanDuck later in the year. Whatever you make with the ribs make sure you choose some nice meaty ones from a good butcher!

salt and pepper ribs

salt and pepper ribs

The ingredients 食材 (for 4);

salt and pepper ribs ingredients

salt and pepper ribs ingredients

  • 500g Pork Ribs, chopped
  • Onion, Garlic, Ginger, a red chili
  • A Spring onion
  • A red pepper
  • Potato flour, Water
  • Sweet potato powder
  • Rice wine, Sesame oil
  • Black, white & red pepper
  • Salt, Five spice
  • Black vinegar (or Worcester Sauce)

The method 作法;

  1. chop up the ribs and put them in a mixing bowl
  2. add a dash or rice wine, sesame oil and black pepper, white pepper and red pepper
  3. now add the black vinegar (or Worcester Sauce)
  4. add a little potato flour and a dash of water and mix it all up with your hands
  5. a minute later take the rib pieces one by one and coat in sweet potato flour (potato flour is OK if you can’t get that)
  6. now you are going to deep fry the ribs so you need the oil between 1 and 2 inches deep, get it very hot and put the ribs in (the flour on the ribs should have started to wetten – this means it’s bonded to the meat, good)
  7. cook til golden brown, close the heat and keep the ribs in the hot oil to cook through for 3 minutes
  8. drain the ribs and put them to one side
  9. in another hot pan stir fry all the veg and spices (garlic last)
  10. in the original pan get the oil very hot again and re-fry the ribs for a minute
  11. drain the ribs and put them in with the spices and vegetables, stir fry and toss it all for a minute on very hot heat
  12. That’s it ready to eat, garnish with choppen spring onion and serve with rice and greens if it’s a main course rather than a starter (we did!)

    salt and pepper ribs

    salt and pepper ribs

 

Joanne has recorded a Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs 椒鹽排骨 cooking video so you can see and follow the timings, techniques, and method step by step, as she prepares this popular meaty starter (or main). We love salt & pepper dishes, it’s not just the salt and pepper that make the taste it’s also mainly the chopped chili and method of stir frying to coat all the meat with this delicious combination of spices. A good serving of rice and greens helps absorb the spicy heat and is a platform for the flavour.

How to make Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs 椒鹽排骨, cooking video

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