Roasted Pork Ribs in a Fragrant Broth

My wife Christie cooks her delicious Asian pork dish.

Ingredients

For roasted pork ribs
Pork loin ribs 1 Pound
Ground ginger 1/2 Teaspoon
Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
Rice wine vinegar 1/2 Tablespoon
Vegetable stock 1 Tablespoon
Fish sauce 1/2 Tablespoon
Garlic powder 1/4 Teaspoon
Smoked paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Soy sauce 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Onion 1/2 Medium , chopped
Lemongrass stalk 1 Inch , chopped
Habernero pepper 1 Small , chopped finely
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , chopped
Cilantro stems 1 Tablespoon , chopped
For the fragrant broth
Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
Onion 1/2 Medium , thinly sliced
Leek 1/2 Medium , chopped
Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm) , sliced
Rice wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Vegetable stock 8 Cup (128 tbs)
Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Celery stalk 2 Medium , chopped
Carrot 2 Medium , peeled, chopped
Mushroom 3 Medium , chopped
Broccoli stem 1/4 , chopped
Lemon grass stalk 1/2 Small , julienned
Cilantro stems 2 Tablespoon , chopped
Ginger powder 1 Teaspoon
Smoked paprika 1/4 Teaspoon
Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
Miso paste 2 Teaspoon
For the garnish
Snow peas 7 Medium , thinly sliced
Carrot 1 Medium , peeled, shaved
Green cabbage 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , shredded
Mushroom 3 Medium , sliced
Celery leaves 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Soybean sprouts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemongrass 1 Inch , thinly sliced
Habanero pepper 1 Small , thinly sliced
Green onion 2 Medium , thinly sliced
Edamame bean 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Fresh cilantro leaves 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Noodles 1/2 Pound

Directions

GETTING READY

For The Roasted Pork Ribs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a roasting pan place the ribs in a single layer. Sprinkle ginger powder, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, vegetable stock, fish sauce, garlic powder, paprika and soy sauce.

3. Add the onions, lemongrass, habernero pepper, garlic and cilantro stems. Roast in the oven for around 1 hour. Flip it after 30 minutes and continue to cook. Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before cutting them into pieces. Set aside.

MAKING

4. Cook the noodles in a pot of water and drain it. Set aside.

For The Fragrant Broth

5. In a pot heat sesame oil and olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions, leek and garlic. Saute till they turn light brown. Add the rice wine vinegar, vegetable stock and water.

6. Put in celery, carrot, mushrooms, broccoli stems, lemon grass and cilantro stems. Season the broth with ginger powder, smoked paprika and soy sauce. Stir well to mix.

7. Bring them to boil and reduce the heat and simmer for another hour. After 1 hour add the miso paste and stir to incorporate.

8. Strain the broth into a pot or jug along with the juice from the roasted prok ribs.

FINALIZING

9. In a serving bowl put the noodles, snow peas, carrot ribbons, cabbage, mushrooms, celery leaves and soy sprouts (or any garnish being used). Arrange the pork rib slices on top and pour the broth over it to cover 3/4th.

SERVING

10. Serve the pork ribs with fragrant broth hot with any crusty bread or as it is.

TIPS

Any garnish of choice can be used for this dish. Pork can be replaced with vegetarian proteins like legumes and peas.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 120 Minutes
Ready In: 120 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 577Calories from Fat 133

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2707 mg112.79%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g23%

Dietary Fiber 10 g40%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 42 g84%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet