Meaty beef ribs, sweet with sugar, salty with soy and oyster sauce, pungent with that trinity of Asian flavorings (ginger, garlic, and scallions) and crustily charred on the grill — if this is your idea of paradise, heaven lies in China, where individual beef short ribs are sawed crosswise into smaller pieces and flash charred on the grill. Perfect for the Type A grill jockey, who lacks the patience for low, slow traditional smoking.
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup Chinese oyster sauce
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup sake, Chinese rice wine, or dry sherry
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 one-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled& minced
- 2 scallions, white parts minced, green parts thinly sliced