Posted by: SV | October 23, 2010

Sweet Baby Back Ribs


Sweet Baby Back Ribs, originally uploaded by simpleviet.

I wanted the ribs to have some color so opted to grill it first and then braise it in the sauce.  If you decide to skip the grilling step, just increase the amount of water to about a cup and another 20 minutes to the braising time. 

Sweet Baby Back Pork Ribs

(Serves 4)

  • One rack of baby back pork ribs (~3lbs)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 chopped cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce (optional)
  • ½ – ¾  cup water

1.      Grill rack of rib until golden brown on both sides, about 15 minutes total.

2.     Heat oil in a large sauté pan (~6 quart) on medium high heat.  Add chopped onions and sauté until soft.  Next, add chopped garlic and give it a quick stir.

3.      Reduce heat to medium low and incorporate in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a slow simmer.

4.      Cut the grilled rack of ribs into individual ribs.  Place the ribs into sauce and braise over low heat for about 20-30 minutes, until ribs are tender, occasionally flipping the ribs.



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  1. These recipes sound delicious…I am trying the egg rolls…and I will let u know how they turn…

  2. These were excellent, just like the ones my mother used to make. Thank you so much!

  3. This is the first recipe from your site that I have tried. I’ve found a winner. The ribs reminded me so much of what I had on my trip to Vietnam. Thank you so much.

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