Sous Vide - Hoisin-Glazed Spare Ribs


  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1-2 racks pork spare ribs
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Preheat a water bath to 140°F.
  • Mix the spices together in a small bowl. Salt and pepper the ribs, then sprinkle with the spices. Place the pork in a sous vide bag and seal it. Place the bag in the water bath and cook for 1 to 2 days until tenderized.
  • To prepare the glaze, mix together all the ingredients in a bowl until combined well.
  • Take the sous vide bag out of the water and remove the cooked ribs.
  • Dry them off thoroughly, using paper towels or a clean dish cloth.
  • Lightly salt the spare ribs, then brush with the hoisin glaze. Quickly sear the ribs for 1 minute per side, then add more glaze and sear for another minute. Repeat a few times until the glaze has coated the ribs. Remove the ribs from the heat.Cut the racks of ribs into sections of 1 or 2 ribs and place them on a plate. Sprinkle with the cilantro and sesame seeds, then serve.
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