Philippine Pork Ribs

Philippine Pork Ribs

6 pounds pork spareribs
medium onions, cut into wedges
1 medium onion, finely chopped
6 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 whole star anise pods (can be found in Asian food stores)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
water or broth for boiling

Place ribs in a large stock pot with water, 2 wedged onions, 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, pepper, and star anise. Bring all to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and let simmer until tender. About 1 to 1 1/4 hours. Stir occasionally.

Meanwhile, heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add remaining chopped onion and saute till soft. Add ginger, honey, sugar, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Cook all together, stirring till well blended. Remove from heat.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove ribs from pot and arrange in single layer on 11X16 baking dish. Brush with honey mixture and bake, basting often for about 30 minutes till ribs are well glazed. Serve.

Notes: Can be served with rice or potatoes.  Recipe came from www.allrecipes.com.