Pai Gwut- Chinese spare ribs with black beans


1 rack st louis style spare ribs (2.5-3 lbs)
3 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 tsp white pepper
3/4 tsp sesame oil
3 Tbsp fermented chinese black beans (from an asian market)
3 Tbsp chinese rice wine
3 Tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 thin slices ginger minced

seperate the ribs into individual ribs> using a meat cleaver chop the ribs into pieces about 1-1.5 inches long.
in a large bowl mix the remaining ingredients
add the ribs and stir to cover marinate in the fridge 3 hours

prepare a wok for steaming
steam the ribs 45 minutes. check every 15 minutes to make sure the water hasnt all evaporated and add more if needed
1 Tbsp minced garlic

serves 4


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