Passion for Pork

Recipe: Honey and Gochujang Pork Ribs

Dan Clapson - Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Just because the long weekend is over, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some food in the sun! Everyone loves some sticky, spicy and finger-licking ribs in the summertime. This simple recipe is full of Asian flavours and best enjoyed in a backyard on the patio with some good friends and cold beer!

What you’ll need…


1 rack of pork side ribs

1 yellow onion (quartered)

3 cloves garlic

2 TSP salt

2 TSP ground black pepper

water (enough to cover)


2 TSP sesame oil

1 TBSP gochujang

2 TBSP oyster sauce

1 TBSP honey

1 TBSP soy sauce

1 TBSP rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 TSP ground black pepper


Starting with the ribs, place all ingredients in a slow cooker and cover with water. Cook on low until ribs are nice and tender, approximately 4 hours. Can be done a day in advance.

To make the sauce, heat the sesame oil in a medium pan on medium-high heat, stir in the gochujang and let cook for 2 minutes. Reduce to medium heat, add the next 6 ingredients to the pan, and stir until well incorporated.

Let the mixture continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool until you’re ready to brush on the ribs.

If you’re using the barbecue, cover the ribs with the Asian-inspired sauce and grill for 3 minutes on each side, reapplying sauce after flipping. If finishing the ribs in the oven, preheat to 400 degrees, place on a prepared baking sheet and brush liberally with sauce. Let bake, uncovered for 25 minutes and serve.

Serves 2-3

Total cook time…4 hours, 30 min