Pork Spare Ribs Braised with Chilli & Black Beans

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By Neil Perry

Published 2008

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I’m a big fan of ribs anytime; but steamed or deep-fried and then braised like this, with the addition of black beans, they’re positively addictive.


  • 1 kg (2 lb 4 oz) pork spare ribs, cut into individual ribs
  • sea salt


Season the ribs with the sea salt. Heat the oil in a wok or deep-fryer until just smoking (180°C/350°F), and deep-fry the ribs in batches until golden brown, then drain on paper towel. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of oil from the wok and return the wok to the heat until it just sta