Steaming is a very common Chinese cooking technique. Meat, vegetables, seafood and even bread or cake may be steamed. Usually using no added oil, steaming is also very healthy and tends to retain more nutrients in the food than other cooking methods.
In this particular recipe, steaming really makes the ribs very moist and juicy. Steaming also blends the flavors of the garlic, honey and flakes with the ribs very well.
This mildly sweet and spicy dish looks very good and taste delicious.
- 3/4 pound pork ribs,
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1-1/4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 to 3
- Add soy sauce, garlic, honey, pepper flakes and
- Transfer ribs to a plate for steaming.
- Fill steamer with enough water and place it on stove.
- Turn heat to high.
- When water is boiling, open lid and place ribs in steamer.
- Close lid and turn heat to medium high.
- Steam ribs for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Open lid and turn off heat.
- It is quite hard to cut the ribs into small pieces. We always ask our butcher to do this for us.
- We microwave the honey for a few seconds to make it easier to mix with other ingredients.
- You may add more or less red pepper fakes depending on if you like spicy food or not.
- While ribs are being steamed, check once a few minutes if water has evaporated or not. If it has, add more water to the steamer.