Braised Honey Pork Ribs

My family likes juicy tear apart pork ribs. However, I know to achieve such texture, long baking or stewing is required. With time on hand during one of the public holidays, I decided to do a braised honey pork ribs. 

I modified the recipe a bit. The result was well received. The first time I made, the taste was less intense. However, the second time was even better. The taste was more flavourful and the flesh came out easily from the bones. That was exactly what I had wanted to achieve. The recipe is easy to make and the dish was really tasty. My son requested for it often thereafter.
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Recipe for Braised Honey Pork Ribs, adapted from Christine.

1 kg Pork ribs
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
4 tsp grated Ginger root
4 cloves minced Garlic

3 tbsp Light soy sauce
2 tbsp Maggi sauce
3 tbsp Mirin
2 tbsp Kacap Manis
1 tbsp Fish sauce
2 Orange zest
2 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Sesame oil
2 cups Water
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1. Cut the pork ribs into pieces. Blanch in boiling water to remove blood and any impurities, for about 3 minutes. Drain well. Wipe dry with kitchen papers. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a frying pan. Cook the ribs over high-medium heat until lightly brown. Push ribs to the sides of the pan. 
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3. Add some oil. Saute the ginger and garlic until aromatic. Stir to combine with the ribs well. Transfer into a cast iron (Le Creuset) pot.
4. Pour sauce over the ribs. Place a piece of baking paper on top and cover with a pot lib. Bring it to a boil. 
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5. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 1.5 hours, or until the ribs are softened, sauce reduced to 1/5 and thickened. Along the way of cooking, occasionally stir the ribs to get them heated evenly. 
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6. Serve hot with sauce.