I really fancied some ribs but some spicy ones! I couldn’t find a whole rack of ribs so went for the individually cut ones. It would also be easier to slow cook them as my slow cooker isn’t that big. ⁣

The marinade is a super simple all-rounder.⁣
You can pretty much use it with any kind of meat and it’d be tasty.⁣

Pork ribs in spicy gochujang marinade recipe:⁣

500g pork ribs⁣
2 heaped tbs gochujang⁣
3 tbs mirin (or sake, vodka or soju)⁣
3 tbs Maesil-cheong (green plum extract, sub with any fruity jam, reduce to 1 tbs)⁣
3 tbs of sugar⁣
4 fat cloves of garlic, minced⁣
1 tsp grated ginger⁣
4 tbs soy sauce ⁣
1-2 tbs gochugaru (depending on how spicy you want it)⁣
plenty of pepper⁣
2 tsp sesame oil⁣

Slash pork ribs with a knife so marinade can get into the meat easier.⁣
Mix all above ingredients and cover pork with it. Message into the meat. Cover and marinade overnight in the fridge.⁣

Add ribs and marinade to a slow cooker and cook for at least 6h on low or 3h on high. ⁣

Take out the pork and place on a wire rack. Grill the ribs to give them a nice charred exterior. ⁣

Brush each rib with leftover marinade before serving.⁣
Can be eaten with normal BBQ stuff like corn on the cob and coleslaw or with sticky rice.

The leftover sauce would make a great base for fried rice. ⁣

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