This is Buzzfeed Tasty's Korean Style Ribs recipe. I try to only bring you guys recipes that I have either created myself or adapted from something else, but I needed to share this one with you. I followed the recipe exactly, and let me tell you, these. are. delicious. They take several hours to make, but only about 10-15 minutes hands-on time. Because I didn't modify this in any way, I'll give you my notes/suggestions throughout the recipe. Scroll down to read on!
• 1/2 cup soy sauce
• 2 tbsp rice vinegar
• 2 tbsp sesame oil
• 2 tbsp red pepper powder
• 8 garlic cloves (minced)
• 1 tbsp grated ginger
• 1 cup onions
• 1/4 cup honey
• 3 lbs baby back ribs (I used 2.85 lbs, and the meat to sauce ratio was perfect, tbh)
Chopped scallions or green onions (I used green onions)
• In a large bowl, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper powder, garlic, ginger, and onions
Note: red pepper powder is EXTREMELY spicy...that's coming from a Puerto Rican with a high tolerance for spice...There's enough meat in the ribs to offset the concentrated level of heat you're adding to the marinade, but if you are sensitive to spice, I would use either half the amount of red pepper powder OR substitute with cayenne
• Add ribs to a large dish and pour the marinade over top, rubbing the sauce in with your fingers. Make sure to get both sides. Allow to marinate for at least four hours.
Note: I prepped my ribs on Saturday evening, and let them marinate over night..total of about 16 hours. I think this makes a big difference as rib meat can be pretty tough. The longer you let them marinate, the more liquid the meat will absorb.
• Preheat oven to 400° and place ribs on baking rack over a baking sheet. Save your marinade!
Note: The baking rack was omitted in Tasty's version, but I'd strongly suggest using one. By creating a space between the ribs and the baking sheet, you allow the heat to circulate underneath, which helps cook all sides more evenly. If you don't have a baking sheet, like me, you can either... get one... or you can use a few of these foil broiler pans from Hefty (lmao). I just cut slits in between each of the ridges, and it worked like a peach. They're like 2 bucks for a set of 3.
• Cook ribs for 2.5 to 3 hours and remove. Turn on broiler.
Note: I put the ribs in before church, and got stuck in traffic on my way back, so they got the full 3 hours. I'd suggest keeping it at 2.5
• Once removed, add marinade and honey to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium/high heat, and continuously stir until you've formed a glaze. Spoon over your ribs and place under broiler for about 3 minutes, or until the glaze has caramelized
Note: stay nearby. The original recipe suggested broiling for 5-10 minutes, but the glaze started burning right at the 3 minute mark
• Top with sesame seeds and scallions or green onions, and serve while hot!
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