Save cooking time by using a pressure cooker and finishing off the ribs in the broiler.
Put that Chinese take-out menu aside, I’ve got a spareribs recipe that’s easy to prep and easy to cook: Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs. These ribs are crispy and have a nice sweet heat to them.
For this recipe for Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs you will need a pressure cooker and a broiler. As an alternative, you can slow cook them in the oven at about 300F for 4-6 hours.
Dip and dunk these ribs into a plum sauce pan sauce.
- 1 cup plum sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce (I used low sodium)
- 2 racks pork spareribs
- 4 TBSP fresh ginger (chopped)
- 1 TBSP molasses
- 6 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 1 cup honey
- 2 TBSP Sriracha
- In a blender or food processor, combine the plum sauce, soy sauce, molasses, ginger, garlic and half of the honey. Puree until smooth.
- Add Sriracha and pulse to combine.
Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Spareribs
- Cut the spareribs into 3-rib sections and transfer to a pressure cooker. Add the plum sauce puree and let stand, turning often, for 45 minutes.
- Add 1/4 cup of water to the pressure cooker then cover and cook at high pressure for 20-30 minutes.
- Run cold water over the pressure cooker to release the pressure.
- Transfer the ribs to a foil-lined baking sheet, meaty side up.
- Boil the cooking juices until reduced to 2 cups. Transfer the plum sauce pan sauce to a bowl.
- Preheat the broiler and position a rack about 8 inches from the heat.
- Brush the ribs all over with the remaining honey and broil, turning once, until the ribs are glazed and crispy around the edges (about 5 to 10 minutes).
- Transfer the rib sections to a cutting board and slice into individual ribs. Serve with the plum sauce pan sauce.
I love pork ribs (well, any ribs really), but I especially enjoy the sweet heat and crispiness of these Plum Sauce and Honey-Glazed Ribs. They’re perfect for Fall and football season.
As I mentioned above, if you don’t have a pressure cooker, just marinate them and slow cook them in the oven for 4 to 6 hours at about 300F. Then, broil them off per the instructions.
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Coconut Shrimp Curry
I’m pretty sure is the third curry recipe I’m posting, but the stuff is just so damn good. This one is a sort of a hybrid of coconut shrimp and Thai curry, hence the name Coconut Shrimp Curry.
Curry is so full of flavor, it’s quickly become one of my favorite dishes. And it’s not that hard to make — especially with the assistance of a food processor.
For the curry sauce:
Coconut Shrimp Curry blends shrimp, vegetables, pineapple and toasted coconut in a Thai curry.
For the curry:
- 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
- 2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup sugar snap peas
- 1/3 cup dry toasted coconut
- Place all curry sauce ingredients in a food processor and process well. Alternatively, whisk the ingredients together and stir well to combine.
- Pour sauce into a deep pot and heat over medium-high heat until boiling, stirring occasionally.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Add the vegetables, pineapple and shrimp, stirring to mix. Simmer until shrimp look plump and turn pink.
- Remove from heat and cover to keep warm while you toast the coconut.
Toasted Coconut in Curry
- Place dry shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat. “Fry” the coconut, stirring continually until it turns golden-brown and is fragrant. Then turn off heat.
- Add half of the toasted coconut to the curry and stir to combine.
- Taste for salt and sweetness, adding more fish sauce if not salty enough, and more brown sugar if you want it sweeter. Also, you can also add chili sauce if you’d like it spicier.
- To serve, transfer curry into a serving bowl. Sprinkle the rest of the toasted coconut on top of each dish and serve (over rice if desired).
As I live in New Orleans, I’m lucky enough to have access to fresh Gulf shrimp. They really make this dish stand out from using frozen shrimp, but you gotta use what you have access to. I recommend fresh over frozen any day.
As this is a curry, it goes great over rice, but it’s good enough to eat it without. The choice is yours. Enjoy this Coconut Shrimp Curry!
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Silken Tofu with Kimchi
Looking for a vegetarian entree or appetizer that’s full of spice and loaded with nutrition? Look no further. This recipe for Silken Tofu with Kimchi is delicious and takes about 15 minutes to make.
Kimchi is a Korean dish that’s a spicy blend of spicy peppers, cabbage and other Asian vegetables. I used storebought kimchi I got from our local Asian market, but feel free to make your own. Here’s a recipe.
- Boil a pot of water and add tofu and simmer until the tofu is warmed through. This should take about 5 or 6 minutes.
- Drain the tofu.
- Divide the tofu evenly between 2 bowls (or 4 if making as an appetizer). Drizzle each portion with half of soy sauce and half of chili oil. Divide kimchi evenly atop both bowls of tofu.
- Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds, then serve.
Silken Tofu with Kimchi serves 2 to 4
I was surprised at just how much flavor is in this dish given the limited amount of ingredients and easiness to prepare it. The only problem is that I was left wanting more.
While this can be served as an entree or an appetizer, it’s probably better as an appetizer as the portions are small. I chose to eat mine as an entree as I had a tennis match to play an hour later so I wanted something light. This Silken Tofu with Kimchi definitely fit the bill.
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Wasabi Salmon with Bok Choy, Purple Cabbage and Oyster Mushrooms
Salmon is one of my favorite fishes. For this recipe, I wanted to make something healthy and this recipe definitely fits that bill.
I highly recommend using wild-caught Pacific salmon. Beware of Atlantic salmon — it’s most likely farmed-raised.
- Preheat oven to 450F and heat a large baking sheet for 15 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix mayo and wasabi paste then stir in half of ginger and half of garlic. Set aside.
- Season salmon with salt and pepper.
- Place bok choy, purple cabbage and oyster mushrooms in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and add remaining ginger and garlic. Toss to coat then season with salt and pepper.
- Remove baking sheet from oven. Spread vegetables across one side and arrange salmon on the other.
- Roast, stirring vegetables occasionally, until salmon is cooked through — roughly 12 to 15 minutes.</li.
- Divide vegetables among plates, making a bed for the salmon fillets. Serve with wasabi mayo.
This is a healthy dish that’s full of flavor from ginger, garlic and wasabi. Salmon is very versatile so feel free to experiment with other vegetables and/or mushrooms.
However, I want to stress again just how important it is to by wild-caught salmon versus the farmed stuff. Enjoy!
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