This recipe came to use from Corinne Trang, a respected cookbook author and authority on Asian cuisine. She suggested making this "barbecue" for a quick appetizer.
Hoisin Pork Ribs
Hoisin sauce glows with five-spice powder and chiles, making it a unique "barbecue" sauce for ribs and chicken.
Yield: serves 4-6
2 lb. lean pork ribs
4 tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
Cut pork ribs crosswise, through the bone, into 1"-long pieces.
Mix together hoisin sauce, fish sauce, vegetable oil, and garlic in a large bowl. Add the ribs, rubbing the meat with the sauce to coat well. Cover and allow ribs to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat the grill. Grill ribs over a medium fire, turning once or twice until ribs are slightly charred in places and just cooked through, 10-15 minutes. Remove meat from grill and cut ribs into bite-size pieces.