Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday: More Cooking with Bless

Sweet and Spicy Sticky Ribs
Remember the pork ribs trimming I bought and boiled with some onions, garlic, and pepper corns the other day?

Boiled Rib Trimmings
Today, I took about six of the pieces and finished cooking them for my dinner (and tomorrow's lunch).  I had something like a sweet, tangy glazed ribs in mind, so I set out to create a sauce:

A splash (about 2-3 tbsp; I didn't measure) of white vinegar
A smaller splash (1-2 tbsp; I didn't measure) of white wine (leftover from the prayer gathering dinner!)
A bigger splash (about 3-4 tbsp; again, I didn't measure) of soy sauce
Juice of 1 rather dried out lemon (maybe 2 tbsp?)
About 3 tbsp. sugar
About 1/2 tsp. honey (my honey had crystallized; maybe 1 tsp. liquid honey)
A little water (about 4 tbsp)
A little chili pepper flakes (maybe 1/2 tsp; next time, I might add a little more as it wasn't very spicy)

I stirred it and brought it to a boil, then, added about 6 pieces of the previously cooked rib pieces, lowered the heat, covered the pot, and let the rib pieces simmer in the sauce for about 15 minutes (until the rice cooked).  I stirred it once or twice and turned the rib pieces over to coat them with the sauce.  Then, removed the cover and raised the heat a little to allow the sauce to boil a little until thickened. 

It smelled wonderful and tasted pretty good!  I think, next time, I might add a little ginger to the sauce or a piece of lemon grass for some extra flavor.

I had some of the rib pieces with rice and the last of the cucumber, for dinner:


I was happy with how the dish turned out.  Although I enjoy cooking, lately, I haven't always enjoyed eating what I cooked.  Tonight, however, I enjoyed eating what I cooked. 

Today, I was grateful for:
- The sunny, warm day
- A productive day at the office
- A yummy dinner
- Video chatting with my daughter
- A relaxed evening at home (i.e. didn't do anything!)
How was your day?  Have you made something similar to this glazed pork ribs?


  1. Those do sound good. We usually roast our ribs with a rub which is also good.

    1. That sounds very good, too, Live and Learn. Today, I just coated some of the ribs with mango chutney and broiled them. That was good, too. :)

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    1. Thank you, Joy. They were pretty good, if I say so myself. :)


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