Chinese Ginger Chili Pork ribs are an ingenious creation of my friend, Rachel, from China. It seems this inventive friend of mine is a whiz in the kitchen when it comes to creating dishes that are quick, easy, healthy, and always gratifying.
Although pork is widely used in many Chinese recipes, as a fan of beef, lamb, and fish, pork is usually the last meat I will choose when it comes to incorporating meat into my recipes. Pork ribs, for example, were always reserved for my mom’s Sauerkraut and Spareribs recipe. That is until I tried Rachel’s pork ribs.
The magic of this recipe comes in the form of fermented or preserved black beans with ginger. This ingredient is slightly moist and soft with a salty, pungent, and wine-like flavor that permeates meat as it cooks. The brand I used in this recipe is called Yang Jiang Preserved Black Beans and can be purchased on Amazon. This particular brand has a higher rating in quality and can be stored in a glass jar in your freezer indefinitely.
Fermented black beans are used in many Chinese dishes. Once you have it on hand, you can experiment with a number of other easy-to-make recipes or, like Rachel, create your own masterpiece. Personally, I have yet to use my preserved black beans for anything other than this Chinese Ginger Chili Pork Rib recipe, merely because they are so uniquely delicious that they are worth repeating again and again.
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