Chinese Barbecued Ribs
6 pounds spareribs
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup honey
Place ribs in large pot and cover with water. Simmer, covered, for about 1 hour
or just until tender; drain. Arrange ribs in shallow pan.
Mix together remaining ingredients, except honey, stirring until cornstarch-is
dissolved. Pour over ribs; allow to marinate for at least 2 hours.
Remove ribs from marinade and place on barbecue grill about 6 inches above hot
coals. Cook for about 10 minutes, turning once and brushing often with marinade.
Add honey to remaining marinade and brush over ribs; continue cooking for about
10 minutes longer, turning once and brushing often with honey mixture until
richly glazed. Remove ribs from grill; cut into pieces of one or two ribs each.
To cook indoors: Broil marinated ribs about 6 inches below broiler in oven,
turning and basting as on barbecue. If preferred, marinated ribs may be baked
instead of broiled: arrange in shallow roasting pan and brush liberally with
marinade. Bake in 350 oven for about 15 minutes; brush with honey mixture and
cook for 5 to 10 minutes longer or until richly glazed.