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Marinated Thai-Style Pork Spareribs

Prep Time:20 min. and time to marinate Minutes
Cook Time:3 Hours

Nutritional Information

Try these Thai inspired for ribs for an alternative to the usual barbecue fare. Pair them with the dipping sauce to kick up the heat.


  • 1 1/2 cups sliced shallots
  • 15 each scallions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 each 3-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 12 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped fresh cilantro including thin stems
  • 4 1/2 oz. soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 oz. Thai or Vietnamese fish sauce (nam pla or nuoc mam)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 lbs. pork spare ribs


  • 1. Put the shallots, scallions, ginger, garlic, cilantro, soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, pepper, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Process to a loose, finely chopped paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
  • 2. Place pork ribs in a large bowl or a pair of heavy resealable plastic bags. Thoroughly coat the ribs with the marinade, massaging the paste into the flesh for a minute or so. Cover and marinate at room temperature overnight in the refrigerator, tossing the ribs once or twice during this time.
  • 3. Preheat Egg to 300°F on indirect heat. Place ribs on the V-rack and bake until ribs are deeply colored and very tender but not yet falling from the bone, about 11/2 hours. Remove from the Egg and serve with small bowls of Thai Chile-Herb Dipping Sauce .

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