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Monday, 19 November 2012

Tamarind and Lemongrass Ribs




After seeing Mich's mouth watering tamarind prawns post, I was very eager to try, using some spare ribs I had in the freezer.



I also had some leftover aromatics which i thought would be suitable to amp up the flavour, so i added them in.  It turned out to be very appetizing, perfect to go with some hot steam rice.  My son kept asking for more, to eat with his fingers! 






Tamarind and Lemongrass Ribs

  • 360g pork ribs (can substitute with beef ribs, but cooking time will be slightly longer)
  • 4 tspn tamarind paste
  • 1/2 tsp grated galangal
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 lemongrass, white part only, chopped
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 5 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

1.  Marinade the pork with all the above (except the sugar, salt and pepper) for about 2 hours.

2.  Pour 1 cup of water into a non stick pan and bring to a boil.

3.  Add in the ribs and the marinade, bring to a boil and simmer for about 45 min until the meat is tender.

4.  Add the sugar and coat well, simmer for another 5 min with the cover off to thicken the sauce.

5.  Adjust the taste and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.   Serve with steam rice.





25 comments:

  1. First spare ribs with yam, now I am going to make this tamarind and lemongrass ribs... :)

    Nice photography too!

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  2. Oh my, Esther, looks so good, please send some over for my dinner...!!

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    1. Half of this has your name on it, Mich, since it was inspired by your prawn post :)

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  3. Esther, this look like a really yummy dish! Flavourful, sweet and tangy. I've got all the ingredients and only need to buy the pork ribs. Cooking it this weekend!

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    1. Very yummy, PH. Hope you will enjoy it too.

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  4. I have a jar of tamarind paste in my pantry, wasn't sure how I'd use it. Now I know, this looks fantastic!

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    1. Chris, tamarind paste is great for all sorts of sour, tangy dishes, you will enjoy this one :)

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  5. I love both versions for this dish coz prawns & pork are my fav type of meat, hahaha~ It's such a good idea to combine tamarind with lemongrass, isn't it! Your dish looks certainly mouth-watering!

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    1. Yea, this goes well with both meat and seafood, very versatile.

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  6. This dish looks appetizing, I have some tamarind paste sit the fridge for quite some time now, think it is time to use it up! Thanks for sharing

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    1. Most welcome, stephanie, hope you and your family will enjoy this.

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  7. Hi Esther, I gonna like this dish. Definitely going to try esp. when a can get nice cuts of pork ribs near my place [a new store that sells 'organically' grown pigs and Taiwanese 'Black Pig' meat from 8am to 7pm].

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    1. I have never tried organically grown pork meat, but have heard quite abit about them,,.maybe its time to try it out.

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  8. Hi Esther, your this dish definitely very delicious and appetizing. I need extra rice. :)
    Nice click!

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thanks Amelia, yes this will make us eat more rice!

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  9. Yum yum!! A mouth watering dish and I can almost smell it from here!

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    1. Kelly, i am sure you can make this with your eyes closed!

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  10. oh yum! you gave me an idea to cook pork ribs..infact i also bookmarked another ribs recipe from another blogger..i shall kiv both recipes .so next time when i'm in the mood to cook some ribs, i can try..other than my usual style ..steamed and braised with tauchu. thanks!

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    1. Braised with tauchu sounds good too. See, we exchange recipes d :)

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  11. Oh, I love this Asian twist on ribs...it sounds amazing! Now to hunt down the elusive Tamarind paste!

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    1. Hi Liz, Tamarind paste is a common ingredient in Asian cooking, so i am sure you can obtain it in any Asian grocery shop.

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  12. These ribs turned out so so good. I had a bit of a time finding lemon grass, I guess the season ? but was worth the extra shopping. Actually ended up at a grocer I don't normally go to and boy he had some great treats. Thanks for the ribs and thanks for helping to find a new and better place to shop.

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    1. So glad to hear that :) a better place to shop and a new found recipe. Sounds good to me :)

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