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Plum and star anise pork spareribs with pear, ginger and chilli salad

American-style pork spareribs in a rich and delicious plum and star anise marinade with a light Asian-style pear, ginger and chilli salad.
plum and star anise pork spareribs with pear, ginger and chilli salad


Pork spareribs
Plum and star anise marinade
Pear, ginger and chilli salad


1.Make plum and star anise marinade. Combine ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.
2.Place pork in large shallow baking dish; brush marinade all over pork. Pour remaining marinade over pork, cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight, turning pork occasionally.
3.Drain pork; reserve marinade. Cook pork on heated oiled grill plate (or grill or barbecue) about 30 minutes or until cooked through, turning and brushing frequently with some of the reserved marinade.
4.Meanwhile, make pear, ginger and chilli salad. Combine ingredients in medium bowl.
5.Boil remaining marinade, uncovered, in small saucepan about 5 minutes or until thickened slightly.
6.Slice slabs into portions; serve with hot marinade and salad.

Star anise is a dried star-shaped pod whose seeds have an astringent aniseed flavour; it is used to flavour stocks and marinades.


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