Suon ram man - Caramelized pork spare ribs

By Helen Le Published: August 18, 2012

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Ready In: 1 hr 25 mins

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Instructions
  • Soak the ribs in slightly salted water for 15 minutes(or boil for 2-3 mins) to reduce bad smell. Rinse and drain. Season the ribs with the minced garlic, minced spring onion (white part only), 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp seasoning powder. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Heat a medium sauce pan on medium heat, add in 1 tbsp cooking oil, and 1 tbsp sugar. Gently swirl the pan. Wait until the sugar melts and turns into a caramel color liquid. Then add the ribs and stir-fry until no longer pink.
  • Add 1/2 cup water (use coconut water for better result) and bring to a boil. Add fish sauce and adjust to taste. Cover the lid and cook on medium low for 25 minutes. This step makes the ribs tender.
  • Then open the lid and continue to simmer for another 25 minutes or until the sauce evaporates and thickens.
  • Transfer to serving plate and garnish with black pepper, chopped spring onion or cilantro. Serve with hot steamed rice.

Currently, you can order Helen’s cookbook on amazon or you can order items that Helen often uses in the kitchen.