Yeah, the exams are over for me! (at least for this semester). After the two week hiatus from blogging, I thought it would be great to start off the holidays with something nice and easy to whip up from the kitchen. As I received two bottles of honey from Happy Sheep Honey, I wondered what to do with them (apart from the usual stuff of making a soothing warm drink or drizzling over pancakes). Well, I gave a little phone call to my Uncle Ben and he told me, why not create a dish of pork ribs with it. Not a couple of hours later, my uncle walked out of my grandma’s kitchen all ready with his creation of Honey Glazed Prime Ribs. And boy, did it make me hungry =D

p.s. the recipe for this dish is at the bottom of this article

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The recipe is fairly simple enough to follow, and it calls for a couple of ingredients that would be easily purchasable from the market. In addition to the West Coast Honey from Happy Sheep Honey (gosh all these “honey” words), the most important ingredient would be about 600grams of fresh cut prime ribs/spare ribs/pork ribs.

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After marinating the pork ribs for about twenty minutes and coating it with batter, deep fry the ribs till a sweet golden brown.

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For an added effect, my uncle drizzled generously (about 3 tablespoons) of honey onto the ribs first.

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In a sizzling wok of tomato sauce, wine, chilli sauce, the mix was reduced to a desired thickness. Thereafter, the ribs were quickly stir fried in. Giving a good coat through and through.

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Dried parsley flakes were sprinkled on the top for that added effect. And voila, ready to serve! I really found the sauce lip-smackingly good. Interestingly, while any normal sugar would easily replace the honey, I think the sweetness from the honey is more wholesome with a unique hearty fragrance. Coupling that with the tangy tomato sauce and the delectable juicy meaty ribs, this is a fascinating combination that will go well with that bowl of hot steamed rice. And oh yeah, Grandma loved this dish!

Now for the full recipe =D

Uncle Ben’s Honey Glazed Prime Ribs

Serves 3

Ingredients

  • 600grams pork prime ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons chinese cooking wine
  • 150grams rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 100grams tomato sauce
  • 100grams chilli sauce
  • 150ml water
  • 6 tablespoons of Happy Sheep Honey West Coast Honey (or to desired taste)
  1. Marinate prime ribs with pepper, salt , wine for about 20 minutes.
  2. Add in the rice flour and 1 egg to the mix. Mix well to coat ribs with a thin batter.
  3. Heat oil in a wok. Deep fry ribs for about 12 minutes till golden brown.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In a clean heated wok, add in the tomato sauce, chilli sauce and water. Cook the mix and reduce to desired thickness. Add in honey to preferred sweetness.
  6. Stir fry in ribs, evenly coating each piece.
  7. Set on plate, sprinkle with parsley flakes. Serve.

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But of course, to accompany the ribs, you could always set up a few glasses of warm honey drinks. The one in the front with the lemon wedge is the West Coast Honey mixed with warm water while the one at the back is made with the Lemon & West Coast Honey variety. To make? 2 teaspoons honey with a cup of warm water. Done =D Ok, off to cook dinner.

Thanks Uncle Ben for the recipe

New Zealand Happy Sheep Honey is available in major supermarkets and are priced between $10.35 to $39.90. Find out more about Happy Sheep Honey at http://www.happysheephoney.com/