My partner Ray, loves pork ribs so much. He would order it when he sees it on any restaurant’s menu and it’s probably also one of the few things that he can cook at home. After several failed attempts he managed to get the hang of it and has been consistently making stunning barbecue pork ribs. This momentum has snowballed after he successfully wowed everyone at a friend’s housewarming party by bringing a container of homemade barbecue pork ribs. Turns out everyone loves pork ribs and a few of them even went for the second round.
That fantastic evening just gave him an idea – he wants to do some experiments on cooking pork ribs with various sauces. I agree to his idea right away as I believe that pork ribs don’t have to be cooked with only barbecue sauce to be the crowd’s favourite. It would be fun!
For each successful experiment we will keep the recipe as our repertoire, if it’s not we will learn why the recipe doesn’t work and tweak a few things.
So here goes my first recipe creation, Spicy Thai Red Curry Pork Ribs.
I found a can of red curry paste sitting in my pantry which gave me an idea of making the ribs similar to Pad Prik Khing. Pad Prik Khing is basically a type of Thai curry which is dry as it is fried with hot oil and doesn’t use coconut milk. In my vision I want the ribs to still be charred outside and juicy inside, similar to cooking American ribs, and served with a thick red curry sauce instead of drowning in the curry so this will turn out to be a bit similar to Pad Prik Khing. [Read More…]