Asian-glazed Baby Back Ribs

Draw the revelers to your backyard soirée with the aroma of ribs wafting from your grill. For a deliciously unexpected twist, try our Asian-glazed ribs with fresh, grilled seasonal vegetables.

Serves 4
Preparation time: 6 hours


2 racks of baby back ribs
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
4 tablespoons grated ginger
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Chinese five spice powder
2 tablespoons sugar 

Cut ribs into lengths of 5-6 ribs.

Mix all ingredients together. Coat the ribs well with the marinade. Cover and leave to marinate for at least 6 hours.

Drain and reserve the marinade. Place the ribs on barbecue. Heat reserved marinade in a small saucepan over high heat. Simmer until it becomes syrupy. Toss the cooked ribs with thickened marinade and serve.

Suggested wine pairing: 2007 Yountville Vintage Brut or 2010 Carneros Pinot Meunier