Tangerines are one of the special foods eaten at Chinese New Year as they're said to symbolize luck. Pair them with a football party favorite: ribs, and you've got your go-to food that might just be the "little luck" you need to win your football pool this year.
Tangerine Sticky Ribs Serves 2-4
3 pounds of pork ribs 3 Tablespoons of Asian 5 spice powder 1 1/2 Cup tangerine juice (about 4 medium-sized tangerines) 1 1/2 Cup hoisin sauce 2 Tablespoons sesame oil 1/4 Cup fish sauce 1/2 Cup fermented black bean paste 4 scallions, roughly chopped 4 cloves garlic, sliced fresh black pepper, to taste honey to baste (apx 1/3 cup)
Rub ribs with 5 spice powder and place in a 1 Gallon-sized plastic ziploc bag.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients, minus the honey. Pour into the bag, covering the ribs.
Zip the bag closed, making sure the ribs are laying flat on one layer (not on top of each other) and lie flat in the fridge. Let marinate overnight.
To cook: Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees F. Fill a casserole dish or roasting pan with water, half of the way up the pan.
Arrange the ribs on a cooking rack and place over the roasting pan, making sure the ribs are not touching the water.
Cook for 1 1/2 hours. Baste the ribs on all sides with honey and cook for another 1/2 hour.