Sticky Five Spice Ribs Recipe With Sweetcorn Salsa

Sticky 5-spice ribs with sweetcorn salsa

  • serves 4
  • Easy

These spicy, sticky ribs with fresh sweetcorn salsa make for a great family treat at the weekend. Plus, ribs are great-value so you don't have to break the bank to indulge.



  • pork ribs 1.5kg
  • soy sauce 4 tbsp
  • rice wine vinegar 3 tbsp
  • garlic 2 cloves, bashed
  • star anise 2
  • honey 4 tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • sesame oil 1 tbsp


  • sweetcorn 1 × 330g tin, drained
  • cherry tomatoes 200g, halved
  • red onion ½, finely chopped
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • lemon juice ½, juiced


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 150c/fan 130c/gas 3. Put the ribs in a roasting tin in a single layer, scatter with 2 tbsp of soy, the rice vinegar, garlic, star anise and pour over 300ml water. Cover tightly with foil then cook for 2 hours.

  • Step 2

    Turn the oven up to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Uncover the ribs and drain off the cooking stock. Mix together the honey, 5-spice, sesame and another 2 tbsp soy and pour over the ribs, tossing to coat. Return to the oven and cook for another 20-30 minutes until the ribs are glazed and sticky.

  • Step 3

    Toss all the salsa ingredients together with the lemon and serve with the ribs.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 656
  • Fat 33.2g
  • Carbs 33.5g
  • Fibre 1.9g
  • Protein 58.1g
  • Salt 2.4g