I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Peanut Butter Ribs

This comes from an old friend of mine whose family has Jamaican and Korean roots. Talk about an interesting blend of cultures and how that translates into some unbelievably delicious recipe combinations. These ribs are just one of many of the great meals that they were gracious enough to share with me. For such a simple recipe there is a lot going on here flavor wise. These will definitely become a family favorite.

Peanut Butter Ribs

4 lbs. ribs (pork or country style)

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup creamyPeanut butter
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 tbsp. ginger powder

A few Red Pepper Flakes for a little heat are optional

In a pan or pot, cover ribs with water that has been salted and peppered to taste. Bring to a boil. Boil 45 minutes, until tender. In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, corn syrup and ginger. Drain the ribs, place in shallow roasting pan. Spread sauce over ribs. Place under broiler 6", turning and basting until browned, takes about 10 - 15 minutes


Anonymous said...

Sounds really interesting, I bet they are delicious.

Julie said...

They are very good, the sauce works well on chicken and seafood also.

Butta Buns said...

Neat! I'm going to give these a try next time I attempt kalbi.

Abby said...

YUM. It's like sesame noodles, sorta. I've gotta try this. Thanks!

Julie said...

Hi Abby, the sauce is very similar to what they use on asian noodles.

Julie said...

Hope you like them Butta Buns