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Chinese cooking, like most of Asia, focuses first on a starch like rice or noodles, then adds an accompaniment of meat or seafood, rather than meat first, starch and vegetables second, as found in European-influenced cuisines. Recipes in China are as diverse as the language, with its 80,000 characters, and Chinese immigrants have brought this complex culinary heritage to almost every region of the world.

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Barbecued Spare Ribs

2 pounds spare ribs
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoons rice wine
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chicken stock

Place spare ribs in a large baking dish in one layer.

In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over spare ribs and coat on both sides. Marinate overnight, basting occasionally.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a large, shallow roasting pan on the oven bottom. Fill with 1/2 inch water. Place spare ribs on a roasting rack. Roast ribs for 45 minutes. Raise oven temperature to 450 degrees F, and roast for 15 more minutes. Serve hot or cold.


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This page modified January 2007