Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thai-Style Beef Ribs

What is your favorite cooking method for ribs? Do you have any suggestions of a marinade? My Taiwanese friend, Chris, loves to cook ribs whether it is barbecued, oven baked, pan fried, used as an ingredient to flavor up soups, he did most of them. I wished he has a slow cooker, I bet it would even be messier, yummier and flavorful. Here are some of his past dishes: Kalbi and Bulgogi,  Pan Fried Marinated Spareribs, Sukiyaki, Daikon Soup with Short Ribs. This time, he used Thai flavors to marinate the ribs and then cook in the oven. This recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart. There is also a Thai dipping sauce that is served with the ribs, but I don't feel that it is necessary since the ribs have lots of flavors from the marinade. I wrote down the recipe anyways.

Serves 4
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Marinade Time: Overnight
Baking Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Printable Recipe


6-8 beef ribs

1/2 cup fish sauce
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lime juice
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 stalks lemongrass, outer leaves removed and thinly sliced tender part
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp ginger, minced
4 tbsp sesame oil

Thai Dipping Sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped


1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the marinade. Place ribs in a ziploc bag and pour the marinade. Refrigerate and let it marinate overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 300F.

3. Remove ribs from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Remove ribs from marinade and place it in roasting pan with aluminium foil. Pour half of the marinade over the ribs. Reserve remaining marinade.

4. Bake for 1 hr 30 mins until meat begins to pull out from the bone or until the internal temperature reaches 160F. Turn ribs every 30 mins. Baste occasionally with reserved marinade.

5. Meanwhile, combine all ingredients for the dipping sauce, stir until sugar has dissolved.

6. Remove from oven and let it rest for 10 mins. Serve with dipping sauce.


  1. It looks so yummy!
    I never tried, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. I love the sound of this marinade.. the flavors sound delicious. And what a fabulous dipping sauce. The ribs look heavenly!!

  3. I'm really hungry, and the sight of this dish made me salivate :D


  4. Yum! This sounds delicious! I love ribs. Usually, I braise them in beer, then slather them with BBQ sauce and broil them for a few minutes (if I had a grill, I'd grill them). But I've heard that cooking them in the oven gives them a lot more flavour. I love Asian-style ribs, but I haven't made them yet.

  5. I am loving these Thai ribs and definitely will be trying these. I love trying new Thai recipes and this one will be right up my alley. THank you for sharing this gorgeous recipe.



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