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Steamed Black Bean Sauce Pork Ribs

A meal that includes a variety of Dim Sum is my idea of culinary heaven, some foods like those delectable little dumplings take time and dexterity to prepare but these delicious quick-cooking spareribs are easy to prepare and cook in the Steam oven. Best of all you can create your own Dim Sum feast and steam some dumplings at the same time.

Steaming in the Steam Oven vs Steaming Over Boiling Water

Combi-steam ovens are amazing appliances that feature a variety of cooking modes tailored to different types of cooking and one of the many great features of a Steam oven is the convenience of use.

Stacking steamer baskets for steaming over a wok is an ingenious invention and can be easily replicated in a Steam oven. The perforated pans can be used for steaming vegetables, dumplings, tamales, eggs, and foods in ramekins or bowls while the solid pans can be used for steaming fish, shellfish, grains, bone-in chicken, and these delicious little pork spareribs.

Steaming dim sum in the convection steam or combi oven
Steaming in the Combi Oven

Once the food is in the oven, set the oven timer and let the oven cook the food to perfection. Also, the stainless steel cooking inserts are easy to rinse or wash in the dishwasher as needed.

How To Prepare Pork Spareribs in the Steam Oven

The first step to success with this recipe is to get the right type of ribs. St Louis-style pork ribs work best for this recipe but you will need to ask the butcher to cut the ribs crosswise into small sections and then cut the ribs between the bones to make small chunks.

The next step is to soak the ribs in a bowl of water mixed with some cornstarch to tenderize the pork. This is an important step because this cut of pork is normally cooked at a low temperature for a longer period of time and in this recipe, the cooking time is only 20 minutes.

Before the ribs go into the oven they are mixed with a sauce that includes a variety of flavorful condiments as well as some garlic, ginger, and fresh chili, and 20 - 25 minutes later you will be enjoying these tender tasty morsels.

In my next Blog Post, I will show you how to adapt and simplify the preparation of Fish Pie, a seafood version of Shepherd's Pie, for cooking in the Steam oven.

Larissa, Your Convection Enthusiast

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