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Friday, July 08, 2011

Pineapple Braised Pork Ribs

Braising is extensively used in Asian cuisines.
Braised meat or vegetables are usually simmered in soy sauce, rice wine and other seasonings.
But instead of the rice wine or cooking wine, I made use of pineapple juice, which added a real nice flavor to the meat. I like making use of pineapple to some of my cooking.
And like any other braised dish, this makes for a great leftover. It's more tasty the day after. Simply put it in an airtight container and store in the freezer, then just reheat. But much as I would want to store some in the fridge, we can't help but to have some more serving until there's none left. 
This braised meat is perfect with hot steaming rice. 

Pineapple Braised Pork Ribs

1 slab/rack of pork ribs, about 1.3kgs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup pineapple juice
1/4 tsp ground peppercorn
2 bay leaves
3 star anise
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp grated ginger
2 cups water
2 tbsp oil

sesame seeds or leeeks, for garnishing (optional)


  • Cut the spare ribs between the bone. Wash. Drain.Set Aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil. Brown the pork ribs, both sides.
  • Add in garlic and ginger.
  • Put all the ingredients. Lower the heat. Cover.
  • Let simmer for 45minutes to 1 hr or until the meat is tender. Add some water if needed.
  • The minced onions also gives a nice thickness to the sauce. When done cooking, there should be a little sauce left (but my daughter loves the sauce, so she wants more of it).
  • Garnish with spring onions, leaks, sesame seeds ~ whatever you prefer. I added pineapple chunks.
  • This serves 6-8 persons. Enjoy!
Pineapple Braised Pork Ribs

Linked to:  Food Trip Friday, Fun With Food Friday, Petit Chef , Foodista , Fat Camp Friday


Jayanthy Kumaran said...

this looks so amazing..thanks for the inspiration..:)
Tasty Appetite

Shobha said...

Nice recipe...the addition of pineapple juice is something different.

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Thanks Jay and Shobha! Have a great weekend!

jellybelly said...

Great recipe with a different twist. Thanks for sharing!

Visiting from fTF!

Amy said...

This looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I read from an article/cookbook before (forgot where) that the pineapple juice tenderizes the meat besides adding more flavor. :) Thanks for sharing your recipe.


Unknown said...

This is delicious.I used less vinegar and more of the pineapple juice.after browning the meat, i let it simmer over low fire.It was amazing.Will make this again.

Pinoy Kitchenette said...

You're right Amy, pineapple juice also tenderizes the meat, and is also perfect for marinating meats. And not to mention it's many health benefit! A wonder fruit indeed.

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Pinoy Kitchenette said...

Hi Alisa! Glad you liked it. You may even reduce the water, and add in more pineapple juice.

FoodTripFriday said...

Braised beef is always one of my top favorite!

Anonymous said...

Hi Margarita,
Ang ganda ng blog mo! Your dishes are all very interesting and yummy.Nakakagutom!I love this Pineapple Braised..it sounds so good.I am your new follower.Pinoy mom rin ako from www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

Pineapple juice is such a great idea, I can imagine the lovely flavor that it added. Thanks for linking to Fat Camp Friday, enjoy your weekend and see you next time! http://bit.ly/mTxy7l

Cheerful said...

looks really great! anything with pineapple, works with me well...will love this meal and thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FTF, hope you can visit me back! have a great week. :)

Kimberly Walker said...

Looks and sounds yummy!

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Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

love this post. I make a pineapple jerk sauce for chicken wings, never thought for ribs... has me thinking!

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