These Chinese spare ribs are tender and delicious. The shrimp paste added in the marinade flavors the ribs really well. Serve as a starter, dim sum, or with freshly cooked rice.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix shrimp paste, fish sauce, black soy sauce, and sugar together in a bowl. Add spareribs, stir to coat, and marinate for 20 minutes.

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  • Mix cornstarch, peanut oil, and water together in a separate bowl; stir into spareribs and marinate, 5 to 7 minutes more. Remove spareribs from marinade and discard marinade.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add spareribs, cover, and steam until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

541 calories; protein 28.7g 57% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; fat 43.3g 67% DV; cholesterol 143.5mg 48% DV; sodium 1144.9mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition