Filipino Adobo Glazed Pork Ribs
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Recipe type: Meat
Serves: serves 2 - 3
  • 450 g prime pork ribs (mine came in 8 strips)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Marinade:
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) light soy sauce
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rice wine
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rice vinegar
  • ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 – 3 bay leaves
  • 1 whole head of garlic (approx. 10 cloves) – minced finely / use a garlic press
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Garnish:
  • 3 stalks spring onions – chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon or 1 lime
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl and whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.
  3. Wash and pat dry your pork ribs.
  4. In a large skillet or cast iron pan, heat up 2 tbsp oil and when it is hot, add in pork ribs and brown on both side. Do not overcrowd the pan. If necessary, cook in 2 batches.
  5. Return the pork ribs and its juices into the pan and pour in the marinade.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and pot cover. The aluminum foil will prevent the sauce from splattering onto the pot cover.
  7. Place in the oven and cook for approx. 60 mins until tender. Flip the ribs once to ensure even color on all sides.
  8. Remove from oven and continue to cook on the stove top for 10 mins uncovered. The sauce should be caramelized and coat the pork ribs.
  9. Turn off heat and place the pork ribs onto serving dish.
  10. Remove excess oil (if any) from the remaining sauce. Add in chopped spring onions, lemon/lime juice and use a wooden spoon to scrap the bits from the bottom of the pan and mix well.
  11. Pour the sauce all over the pork ribs and serve warm. Garnish with additional spring onions if you like. The dish goes especially well with steamed rice.
Recipe by Bear Naked Food at