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Baby Back Ribs with Sauce and Kale

Baby Back Ribs with Sauce and Kale
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Get the best of both worlds with braised baby back ribs, and stir-fried kale! Tasty and juicy ribs are nestled on a bed of kale, a superfood full of vitamins A, C, and K. Just the energy boost needed for the rest of the day!
Recipe
PRE TIME: 50 min
COOKING TIME: 0
TOTAL TIME: 50 min
3 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • For Ribs Marinate
  • 2 racks Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • For Rib Stew
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Scallions
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 5 pieces Dried Red Chili
  • 3 pods Star Anise
  • 1 tbsp Cooking Wine
  • tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • For Kale
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ginger
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 handfuls Kale
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
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Preheat the oven to 365°F/180°C.
Step 2
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Cut ribs apart into separate pieces, and place in a large bowl.
Step 3
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Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper, and massage with fingers until all of the ribs are covered.
Step 4
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In a large skillet (that has a lid and can also go into the oven), heat up 1 tablespoon of oil, and fry the ribs until both sides are golden brown.
Step 5
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While ribs are cooking: Cut the scallions in 2-inch slices and add to ribs; cut off the outside skin of ginger, then thinly slice and then dice, and add to the ribs.
Step 6
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Peel garlic cloves and add to ribs. Add to the cooking ribs the red chili and star anise, then sauté.
Step 7
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Add cooking wine, sugar, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Stir until the ribs are covered in the sauce and have a rich color.
Step 8
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Add chicken broth, and season with salt and black pepper. Then cook until boiling.
Step 9
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Place the lid on the pan and carefully put in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
Step 10
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While ribs are baking, cut off the outer skin of the ginger, thinly slice then julienne, set aside.
Step 11
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Peel garlic and thinly slice, set aside. In a large skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and heat oil. Sauté ginger and garlic.
Step 12
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Cut stems off kale, then roughly chop kale into pieces.
Step 13
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Add kale to skillet, then stir-fry until kale has turned dark green. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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When the ribs have finished baking, remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes to reduce the sauce.
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On a serving plate, place the kale on the plate and stake the ribs on top of the kale, pour some sauce over the ribs.
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Now ready to eat!