Want the best pork spare rib recipe? Enjoy these gochujang-infused Korean BBQ ribs. They’re sweet. They’re spicy. They’re the perfect BBQ ribs.
If you’ve whetted your appetite with my Korean wings recipe, then it’s high time you moved on to these beautiful smoked Korean ribs.
Not too dissimilar to my smoked short ribs recipe, this Asian take on the American favorite infuses the pork with traditional Korean sauces and seasoning to take the flavors to a whole new level.
If you’re a fan of ingredients like gochujang, hoisin, and soy sauce, then blending them with slow smoked pork ribs is a no brainer.
The ingredients are blended with honey and ketchup, and sprinkled with sesame seeds and scallion greens to give it a beautiful, iconic finish.
They’re sweet. They’re spicy. They’re the perfect BBQ ribs.
Let’s get into what you need to know to make the best Korean spare ribs.
Ingredients for Korean spare ribs
To get these as close to the real thing, I had to use gochujang paste. For the uninitiated, this is a paste that is used in a lot of Korean dishes, but particularly with BBQ meat. It has a beautiful balance of sweet and spicy, and is perfect for these ribs.
If you don’t know where to look, try your local Asian supermarket or foreign food section. Failing that, you can get some here on Amazon.