Sticky Hoisin ribs

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Quick and easy sticky Chinese-style ribs to pop on the barbecue or flash fry in a griddle pan. Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 1kg spare ribs 
  • 150ml jar sticky Hoisin stir-fry marinade, like Wagamama’s
  • 3tbsp sunflower oil 
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • Knob of root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Handful fresh coriander 
  • 2 spring onions, chopped

You don't need a barbecue to make these ribs. Just use a griddle pan on a really high heat in step 3.


  1. Cover the spare ribs with cold water, bring to boil and simmer for 15 mins.
  2. Drain and coat with the sticky Hoisin stir-fry marinade.
  3. Barbecue for 3-4 mins on each side until sticky and crispy.
  4. Heat sunflower oil in a pan with the red chilli, root ginger, garlic, fresh coriander and spring onions.
  5. Serve spooned over the ribs.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 500(kcal)
  • Fat 37.0g
  • Saturates 11.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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