Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs is a common dish and yet one of the classic culinary delights of Su cuisine. The spare ribs are tender and juicy, with a sweet sour taste, and the dish is nutritious and healthy.
Wuxi is located in the south of Jiangsu Province. Bordering Lake Taihu, the city is renowned for being the “land of fish and rice”. When mentioning Wuxi, Chinese people will always think of its famous local dish Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs. It is a common dish and yet one of the classic culinary delights of Su cuisine. The spare ribs are tender and juicy, with a sweet sour taste, and the dish is nutritious and healthy.
- Spare ribs
- Chopped green onion
- Chopped ginger
- Chopped garlic
- Cooking wine
- Soy source
- White sesame
- Wash and cut the ribs into small pieces and add them to a saucepan. Add water and bring the pan to a boil. Cook for about 3 minutes and then remove the ribs. Wash them again with water.
- Make the sweet and sour sauce: Mix the cooking wine, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar and water in the following proportions: 1 :2:3:4:5.
- Pour oil Into a pan and heat lt. Fry the ribs on both sides with gentle heat and then remove them from the pan.
- Add the chopped green onion, ginger and garlic to the pan and stir-fry with high heat. Return the fried ribs to the pan and mix over high heat.
- Pour the sweet and sour sauce into the pan. Add a small amount of water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes with gentle heat.
- Increase the heat and cook until the sauce thickens. Place the ribs on a plate and sprinkle with white sesame.
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Published in Confucius Institute Magazine
Magazine 41. Volume 6. November 2015.
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