|Sweet and Spicy Sticky Ribs|
|Boiled Rib Trimmings|
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!)