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Asian Pork Ribs

In this guide, inspired by the legendary Smokin’ and Grillin’ Wit AB we’ll take your barbecue game to a whole new level with our Asian-inspired smoked and grilled pork ribs recipe. Get ready for a culinary adventure that combines the richness of smoked paprika, the sweetness of brown sugar, and the umami of soy sauce.

Ingredients

2.5 pounds St. Louis or baby back ribs (about 1 large rack of ribs)

Dry Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Morton kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 10-12 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

Prepare the Ribs:

  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  • Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.

Apply the Dry Rub:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, smoked paprika, kosher salt, granulated garlic, onion, ground ginger, Chinese five spice, and white pepper.
  • Rub the dry rub all over the ribs, covering them evenly.
  • Let the ribs sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate.

Prepare the Smoker/Grill:

  • Preheat your smoker or grill to a temperature of 225°F (107°C).

Smoke the Ribs:

  • Place the ribs on the smoker/grill and smoke for about 3-4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches around 165°F (74°C).

Prepare the Glaze:

  • In a saucepan, heat sesame oil over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and grated ginger, sauté until fragrant.
  • Add brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, water, and red pepper flakes. Stir well and simmer for about 10 minutes until the glaze thickens.

Glaze the Ribs:

  • Brush the glaze generously over the smoked ribs during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Finish on the Grill:

  • If using a smoker, transfer the ribs to a preheated grill and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes to caramelize the glaze and get a nice char.

Rest and Serve:

  • Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Serve the Asian-inspired smoked and grilled pork ribs with extra glaze on the side.

Recipe Card

Asian Pork Ribs

Prep Time 4 mins Cook Time 2 hrs Total Time 2 hrs 4 mins
Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.

  2. Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, smoked paprika, kosher salt, granulated garlic, onion, ground ginger, Chinese five spice, and white pepper.

  4. Rub the dry rub all over the ribs, covering them evenly.

  5. Let the ribs sit for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to penetrate

  6. Preheat your smoker or grill to a temperature of 225°F (107°C).

  7. Place the ribs on the smoker/grill and smoke for about 3-4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches around 165°F (74°C).

  8. In a saucepan, heat sesame oil over medium heat.

  9. Add minced garlic and grated ginger, sauté until fragrant.

  10. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, water, and red pepper flakes. Stir well and simmer for about 10 minutes until the glaze thickens.

  11. Brush the glaze generously over the smoked ribs during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

  12. If using a smoker, transfer the ribs to a preheated grill and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes to caramelize the glaze and get a nice char.

  13. Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before slicing.

  14. Serve the Asian-inspired smoked and grilled pork ribs with extra glaze on the side.

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