One of the greatest ways to enjoy Thai BBQ ribs is by using your hands and tasting the succulent sticky goodness that has been infused with delicious Thai flavors.
The Thai BBQ marinade makes these grilled ribs taste even more juicy than many other rib recipes, and is sure to please anyone who appreciates the delicate flavors of Thai cuisine.
Thai BBQ Rib Ingredients
1.5 lbs. of pork ribs
4 Tbsp. oyster sauce
2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
1 Tbsp. fish sauce (Squid brand or Blue Dragon are particularly good if you can find them)
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
1/4 cup of golden or maple syrup
4 cloves of minced garlic
1 thumb-size piece of grated ginger
To add a little heat to the ribs, you may optionally add a single fresh bird-eye chilli, minced, OR a small amount (around 1/2 Tsp.) of Cayenne pepper.
Garnish the Thai BBQ ribs with 3 finely sliced spring onions.
To prepare the Thai BBQ ribs
Slice the pork ribs into easy-to-eat segments and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Place all of the remaining ingredients (except the garnish) together in a sauce pan on a low to moderate heat, stirring continuously until the syrup has dissolved and the ingredients have been combined together thoroughly.
Pour half of the Thai BBQ sauce over the pork ribs and then stir together well to coat them fully, allow to cool, cover, then place the marinated pork ribs in a refridgerator for 2 to 24 hours. The longer the better.
When you are ready to cook the ribs, brush the grill beforehand with a touch of vegetable oil, and then light up the barbecue and bring up the temperature to a moderate heat, and turn the ribs once every one to two minutes until done.
Brush a little of the remaining marinade on the Thai BBQ ribs after each turn, ensuring that each coating is lightly done. Adding too much marinade will simply drip into the BBQ grill and be lost forever!
Remember that properly cooked ribs will be white or a light pink color.
Warm up the reserved Thai BBQ sauce and serve it together with the pork ribs, adding a generous sprinkle of the spring onion over the ribs.
Serve with steamed Jasmine rice and steamed vegetables for a substantial and deliciously healthy meal.
Tip: Cooking the ribs using a medium heat over a longer period yields better results, otherwise the ribs may toughen up, or even blacken if cooked to quickly. The best Thai BBQ ribs take a little time!