The Happy Home Cook: Filipino-Style Baby Back Pork Ribs

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 Filipino-Style Baby Back Pork Ribs by Junior Master Chef Louis Mabulo (Source: Chef Louise Mabulo's facebook page)

Filipino-Style Baby Back Pork Ribs by Junior Master Chef Louis Mabulo (Source: Chef Louise Mabulo's facebook page)

Junior Master Chef Louise Mabulo shares her most requested recipe on her Facebook page. Her readers have given the yummiest feedback for this Filipino-style ribs. Louise assures novice cooks and experienced chefs that this dish is easy to prepare and guests will enjoy it. Serves 2 to 4.

Ingredients

1 kilo Pork Ribs, whole piece, bone-in
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup Mang Tomas Lechon Sauce (from Asian markets or online sources)
5 pieces calamansi (Filipino lime, at Asian markets) or use fresh lemons
5 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
2 pieces bay leaves
3 to 4 Tablespoons Banana Catsup (from Asian markets or online sources)
2 cups water (or enough to cover pork ribs for cooking)

Procedure

  • In a large stockpot, combine the pork ribs with the sauce ingredients. Pour enough water to cover the ribs. Over medium high heat, cover and bring to a boil.

  • Lower heat to a simmer and continue cooking for about 45 minutes till pork ribs are tender.

  • When ribs are tender, remove from the stockpot. Let the sauce continue simmering for about 8 minutes more till it reduces to a thick consistency. Turn off heat and set sauce aside.

  • Place cooked ribs in a preheated electric grill like a Breville Griller or cook in an outdoor grill for about 5 to 10 minutes till ribs look char-grilled and brown.

  • Serve the pork ribs whole or sliced on a large platter. Pour the thick sauce over the barbecue ribs and serve warm.


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