Asian Style BBQ Ribs

Asian Style Bbq Ribs Recipe

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Karen Feinen


Delicious Asian style barbecue ribs recipe and grilling tips from Smithfield.

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40 Min
4 Hr


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1/2 c
kosher salt
1/3 c
brown sugar
1 Tbsp
ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp
ground anise or fennel seed
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
racks st louis style pork spareribs, membrane removed
handful hickory or apple wood chips for smoking, soaked and drained (optional)
2 c
hoisin barbecue sauce

How to Make Asian Style BBQ Ribs


  • 130 minutes before grilling: Prepare dry rub by combining first six ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • 2Generously coat both sides of ribs with rub. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 3Heat charcoal or gas grill for indirect cooking at 275°F. Add drained wood chips.
  • 4Place the ribs, meaty side up, over a drip pan and cook for 2 hours. Add about 12 coals to charcoal grill every 45 minutes or so to maintain the heat.
  • 5Remove ribs from grill. Double-wrap each rack in heavy-duty aluminum foil.
  • 6Return wrapped ribs to the grill and cook for 2 hours more over indirect heat until very tender. Add more coals as needed to maintain temperature for a charcoal grill.
  • 7Remove ribs from grill and unwrap. Place ribs over direct heat on grill and brush with hoisin barbecue sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce is set. Turn ribs and repeat with more sauce.
  • 8Serve ribs with remaining hoisin barbecue sauce.
  • 9Grilling Tips:
    1. Season your ribs at least 30 minutes before grilling to make sure all of the flavors are absorbed.
  • 102. Trust your thermometer; cook ribs to an internal temperature of about 200°F for fall off the bone tenderness.
  • 113. Forget forks; use tongs or a spatula to keep from releasing precious juices.
  • 124. Slow and steady is the way to go; slow cook ribs over indirect heat and add a handful of soaked hickory, apple or cherry wood chips for extra smoky flavor.
  • 135. Patience is a virtue; don't open the grill lid unless you are checking for doneness or turning the food.
  • 14For more grilling recipes and tips visit

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About Asian Style BBQ Ribs

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers, Pork, Ribs
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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