Senator Inouye's Sweet Sour Spare Ribs

This recipe was given to me by former state senator John Ushijima in 1950 when we were both in Law school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Senator Daniel K Inouye


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Prep Time: 30 | Cook Time: 45 | Ready In: 75
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  • 3 pounds Pork spare ribs
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup Aloha shoyu
  • 3/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 inch ginger root
  • dash of five spices (chinese five spice)

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Cooking Process:

Cut spare ribs into 2" x 2" pieces.  Marinate in flour and soy sauce for 30 minutes.  Brown in cooking oil.  Add the rest of ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.  May be served with chunks of fresh or canned pineapple.

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I.m saving this one. so quick