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Foodie Friday ~ Disney Recipe: Morimoto Asia ~ Hoisin Sticky Spare Ribs


Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Mortimoto Asia at Disney Springs hasn’t been opened very long but everyone is already raving about the ribs (and just about everything else too!) I couldn’t wait to try and make these myself. They do take some time to make but well worth every minute in the kitchen! I doubled the recipe for my family.

Morimoto Asia Hoisin Chili Sticky Spare Ribs

Pork Rib Braise
Full rack spare ribs, about 16 ribs
White onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup freshly chopped ginger
1/4 cup freshly chopped garlic
1/4 cup cooking wine
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup tamarind paste (purchased at a local Asian market)

Hoisin Chili Sauce
1/2 cup hoisin (purchased at a local Asian market)
1 1/2 cups sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup rice Vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fish sauce (purchased at a local Asian market)
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Frying and Garnish
Oil for frying
2 cups of cornstarch
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

For ribs:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Place ribs in baking pan and add onion, ginger, garlic, cooking wine and oil. Cover with water, then gently stir in tamarind paste.
  2. Cover with foil and bake 3 ½ hours or until meat easily pulls away from the bone.
  3. Remove from oven and cool in braising liquid until cool enough to handle. Slice into individual ribs.

For hoisin chili sauce:

Whisk together ingredients in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

To fry:

  1. Heat oil to 350°F.
  2. Lightly coat each rib in cornstarch and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Place on a wire rack to drain and cool slightly.

To serve:

Toss with hoisin chili sauce, top with cilantro and serve immediately. After topping with sauce, put them under the broiler for a few minutes to get extra crisp.

Bon Appetit!

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