Home style pork spare ribs with soy sauce, wine and vinegar (FODMAP friendly, gluten free option)

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Pork spare ribs are inexpensive in Sydney, a fraction of the cost of pork ribs.  It is one of the most popular cuts of pork for Asian food, lovely when slow cooked in a rich salty, sweet and sour sauce.

Here is our dinner tonight – pork spare ribs braised in a soy sauce, red wine,sesame oil  and vinegar, with a hint of ginger and cumin.

Home style pork spare ribs with soy sauce, wine and vinegar (FODMAP friendly, gluten free option)

Recipe is as follows:


  • 1kg pork spare ribs (or pork belly), cut to 2-3 inch pieces
  • 1 cup of dark soy sauce (use gluten free soy sauce for a GF option)
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (FODMAP diet) or balsamic vinegar (non FODMAP diet)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 10 g ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • cooking oil
  • some green shallot (scallion), sliced to garnish  (FODMAP diet use the green part only), to garnish
  • Sesame seeds, toasted, to garnish
  • 1 tsp corn flour


  • Bring a frying pan to hot temperature, add a little cooking oil and sliced ginger; brown pork spare ribs on both side; add dark soy sauce, red wine, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, cumin; if the meat is not fully covered, add a little water.
  • Cover the frying pan with a lid and bring to boil; simmer for approximately 60 minutes on low heat until the meat is juicy and tender; season with a little salt if desired.
  • Transfer the meat to a clean dish, reserve the liquid.
  • Mix the corn flour and a little water to form a thick mixture
  • Bring the liquid to a slow boil in the frying pan; add the corn flour mixture and stir; the sauce should thicken very quickly; set aside to cool
  • Bring some cooking oil to medium heat in a clean frying pan; pan fry the spare ribs lightly on both side to brown; transfer the meat to a serving plate; garnish with green shallot and sesame seeds.
  • Serve the capsicum and sauce over the pork spare ribs, or on the side.



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