Summer is not Summer without enjoying a finger-licking good rib dinner where you go through numerous napkins. Although I'm a sucker for traditional ribs covered with barbecue sauce, after seeing the cover of a recent Bon Appetit, I was dying to try their Cambodian rib variation. Rather than the traditional tomato-based sauce, this recipe uses a combination of fish sauce, soy sauce, honey, and a lot of fresh ginger!
The marinade is quick to make, especially if you employ a food processor. I marinated my ribs for six hours, but overnight would be even better. Fresh off the grill and covered with lime juice, the ribs burst with sweet and sour flavor. The ginger glaze is much lighter and more refreshing than a typical barbecue sauce. If you want to sink your teeth into these ginger-glazed ribs, keep reading. 2 2 1/4- to 2 1/2-pound meaty baby back pork ribs Serves 6.
1/4 cup chopped peeled fresh ginger
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
For Dipping Sauce
6 teaspoons coarse kosher salt, divided
6 teaspoons ground white pepper, divided
3 large limes, halved
Nonstick vegetable oil spray for the grill
2 2 1/4- to 2 1/2-pound meaty baby back pork ribs