Barbecue Pork Ribs - Hawaiin style


  • 4 lbs pork ribs (in slab)
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • paprika - to taste
  • garlic salt - to taste
  • salt & pepper - to taste
  • 1 18oz bottle barbeque sauce (mild/neutral flavor)
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
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Barbecue Pork Ribs - Hawaiin style

Time: 10 minutes prep, 105 minutes cook
Servings: 6


  1. Place ribs in a large pot, cover with water and add vinegar. Boil for 1 1/2 hours or until tender. Remove from the pot to cool.
  2. Mix BBQ sauce, marmalade, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce together in a medium size bowl.
  3. Sprinkle paprika, garlic salt, salt and pepper liberally on both sides of the slab. And place in a ziplock back. Add the marinade from the bowl to the bag. Marinate for 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Place ribs on grill over medium heat 7-8 minutes per side before serving. Make sure that they do not burn.
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6 votes | 21043 views

I've been cooking pork ribs for many years in many different styles. This is my favorite. It's not a lot of work and everyone who has tried them has raved about them. They are even better as left overs the next day. They are very flavorful, so you don't need to eat a lot to have a great dish. Try with white or brown rice, some sauteed asparagus, and some japanese pickled cucumber slices or kim chee.


  • John Spottiswood
    March 23, 2008
    I've helped prepare and eaten these ribs twice. They are delicious. If you like the meat to just fall off the bone, boil 1.5 hours or more. If you like your meat more firm, boil for less time. Either way, the flavor is phenomenal!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation
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    • Tom Dalman
      March 27, 2008
      I had these ribs for the first time just last weekend and they are the best I have ever had and I've had plenty over the years. The meat just fell off the bones and the hoisin sauce (the secret ingredient if you ask me) gave the barbecue sauce a rich, slightly sweet flavor without being sugary so that you could eat and eat and eat. It was all I could do to stop eating before I exploded!
      • Craig Harris
        May 14, 2008
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        • LaNigger Towers
          October 22, 2011
          Esta deliciosa!!!!!
          I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


          • ShaleeDP
            May 1, 2013
            I like barbecues with my family and friends. This can be a good new recipe to share.
            • Sheri Mercer
              September 3, 2011
              I find that if you boil the ribs, they lose their flavor and become quite bland. I prefer to bake mine in the oven at 350 for about an hour and a half. The first 30
              minutes I cook them uncovered, then for the rest of the time I add a cup or so of water and cover the ribs with tinfoil. They come out so tender that the meat falls of the bone, but they have maintained some of their fat. The boiling process gets rid of all the fat and leaves a bland , pale rib. This is only my opinion. I don not wish to offend anyone