This recipe calls for cilantro root. This can be hard to find, but we were able to find it at 3 Aunties Market. We also grow lots of cilantro during the summer so that we can freeze the roots for later use.
Grandma’s Steamed Pork Ribs
- 1.5 pounds Pork Ribs (clean and cut (6-7 ribs))
- 1 6 oz Can of Tomato Paste ((Grandma uses all ketchup. I use the paste along with ketchup to make it richer.))
- 3 tbs Ketchup
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- Cilantro Root ((optional) 3 or 4 two inch roots)
- 1/4 tsp Pepper Corns
- 1/2 tsp Sesame Oil
- 4 tbs Sugar
- 1/2 tbs Soy Sauce
- 1/2 tbs Oyster Sauce
- Roughly blend garlic, cilantro root and pepper corn together.
- Add garlic/pepper corn/cilantro root mixture, tomato paste, ketchup, sesame oil, sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce into ribs bowl (Do not use any kind of medal bowl).
- Rub them together evenly on ribs, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let them marinated in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Fill water 1/4 of a pot, place a round rack into a pot. Turn on a stove at high heat, then cover a pot.
- When water is boiling lower the heat to low and place the ribs on a rack. Then cover the pot. Steam the ribs for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Once they are cooked, take them out and place onto a plate. Serve with fresh vegetables/ rice (Click here to see how to cook perfect rice) / Prik Nam Plaa (Click here to see how to cook Prik Nam Plaa).
Photo of cilantro roots that I use.