Tutu’s Steamed Black Bean Spare Ribs
My friend’s grandmother’s ono “dim sum” style ribs. Simple to make, the result is tender, juicy and savory.
2 lbs. spareribs, 1 ½-inch pieces
2-3 TB Hawaiian salt, as needed
2 TB salted black beans, soaked, drained, mashed
1 garlic clove, grated
1 TB Aloha shoyu
2 ½ tsp. cornstarch
4 stalks green onion, chopped
3 stems cilantro, chopped
Generously salt spareribs. Allow to sit 15 minutes. Rinse. Pat dry with paper towels. In a shallow dish; combine black beans, garlic, soy sauce and cornstarch. Marinate spareribs 20 minutes. Top with green onions and cilantro. Place in a steamer. Steam 45-50 minutes until tender. Serves 4.