Recipe courtesy of Tiki Iniki

Sticky Sweet Ribs

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 7 hr 25 min (includes chilling time)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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4 racks St. Louis pork ribs

2 cups soy sauce 

2 cups brown sugar 

1/2 cup fresh peeled garlic cloves

1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger

1 tablespoon ground black pepper 


2 cups guava puree

1 1/2 cups soy sauce, preferably Aloha brand 

1/2 cup honey 

1/2 cup yuzu lime juice 

Salt and pepper 

1 cup cornstarch


  1. For the ribs: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Place ribs, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, pepper and 1 quart water in a roasting pan, cover with foil and roast for 4 hours. Remove foil and pour off excess liquid, then chill thoroughly.
  3. For the sauce: Combine guava, soy sauce, honey, yuzu lime juice and salt and pepper in a saucepot and bring to a simmer on high heat. Combine cornstarch and enough water to make a slurry in a small bowl, then add to sauce while simmering. Cook at medium-high heat for 2 more minutes, then remove from heat.
  4. Preheat a grill for cooking at medium-high heat.
  5. Slice ribs into 2-rib portions, then grill 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove and place in saucepot with simmering sauce and simmer until hot, about 5 minutes.