Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Roasted Spare Ribs with Lemon Grass and Chili Recipe

(Thit Suon Nuong Voi Sa Va Ot)

Ingredients : Serves 5


30 ml

1 teaspoon

2 cloves

45 ml

45 ml


2 stalks


Pork spare ribs

Clear honey

Five-spice powder

Garlic, finely chopped and crushed

Dry sherry or rice wine

Nuoc Mam sauce

with 1 teaspoon anchovy essence

Fresh lemon grass, sliced thinly

Fresh red chili peppers, finely chopped

Method :
  • Wash and dry the spare ribs and place them in a large bowl.

  • In another bowl, combine the honey, five-spice powder, garlic, dry sherry, Nuoc Mam, lemon grass and chili. Mix well. Spread the honey mixture over the spare ribs and leave to marinate for 4 hours.

  • The ribs can be cooked over a barbecue, turning frequently and basting with the marinade, or baked in the oven at 190oC/375oF/Gas Mark 5, basting with the marinade, or grilled under a moderately hot grill, basting with the marinade.

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