Tea Leaves Smoked Ribs

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Smoky Aromatic Tea Leaves Infused Piece of Rib


Ready : 1  hr 30 mins [Prep : 15 mins † Cooking : 75 mins † Excluding Marinating Time] Printable Recipe


Adopting the Chinese method of “Tea Leaves” smoking, these smoked Pork Ribs are packed with aromatic earthy flavors generated by the Tea Leaves as well as a hint of Chinese spices and herbs. The marinating spices were limited to a minimum so as to keep the clean flavor of the Ribs and let the smoking do its magic. A completely different palate’s experience as compared to the traditional Western ways of smoking and strong flavorings. Here’s The VianD’s version of Tea Leaves Smoked Ribs.

IngredientS

 

MAIN :

  • 12 individual Pork Spare Ribs – trimmed off excess fat and back-membrane, cut to about 3 inches long.

MARINATING :

  • Salt, Black Pepper, Sugar, Garlic powder, Sesame oil and Shaoxing wine. All to taste. ** Note : Just dash of everything, if U prefer a stronger intensity of an ingredient flavor, simply add a little extra of that ingredient/spice – no rocket scientific measurement here. Always taste your Seasoning !!!

STEAMING :

  • Sliced Ginger and Shallots cut to abt 2 inches long.

SMOKING :

  • Rice, Tea leaves, one Star anise, one stick of Cinnamon, Gula Melaka (or normal sugar), Dong Quai bits (Angelica Sinensis), Dried Rosemary, Coriander seeds and Five spice powder.
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    Or any other dried spices U fancy – that U wanna infused into the Ribs.

MethoD

 

  • Step 1 : Marinate the Ribs overnite or at least for a couple of hrs with the Marinating Ingredients.
  • Step 2 : Place the Steaming Ingredients into a tray.
  • Step 3 : Place the ribs on top and steam on high heat for 30-45 minutes. This process is done to the soften the Ribs and can be done ahead of time and set aside.

    ~ Nicely steamed Ribs.

  • Step 4 : Sieve the sauce generated from steaming. At this point, U can further enhance the flavor of the sauce of ur preference. For example – Tomato, BBQ or Chilli sauce.
  • Step 5 : Render down the sauce to slightly thicken it, almost syrup like.
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    Set aside and use this to brush the Ribs during the smoking process. U can also drizzle it over the Ribs just before serving.
  • Step 6 : Lay a double layer of aluminum foil over a Wok and pour in the well mixed Smoking Ingredients, making sure evenly spread. Turn the heat to high and wait till smoke starts to emits.
  • Step 7 : Place all the Ribs on top of the rack and smoke the Ribs on low heat for a good 30 minutes. Brush the Ribs occasionally with the sauce thru out the smoking process.
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    The Ribs should be nicely browned, almost earthly-matt color.

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