Asian-Style St Louis Spareribs


These Asian-style St Louis spareribs are as delicious as easy to make. I cannot believe the grilling season is around the corner. Yes. I know Easter is in a few days. But, in Miami, I feel like summer grilling right now!

Asian-Style St.Louis Spareribs by enrilemoine

Note: This Asian-Style St Louis Spareribs recipe is part of a collaboration with Smithfield. Thanks to the Amazon Associates Program and other affiliate programs, I receive compensation for the products sold through the affiliate links in this post at no cost to the buyer.

St.Louis Pork Ribs

You know how much I love grilling and how much I love barbecuing pork ribs. However, when I realized my grilling repertoire didn’t include any St. Louis-style spareribs, I went straight to buy these Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Ribs.

Spices and condiments for Asian-style BBQ ribs

ribs before being grilled on an foil covered tray

I named this recipe Asian-Style St Louis Spareribs because of the ingredients in my homemade BBQ sauce:

  • Hoisin sauce: a Chinese condiment.
  • Tamari sauce: a Japanese soy sauce.
  • Rice vinegar: commonly used in Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Korean cuisines.
  • And last but not least, fresh ginger: a common denominator in Asian cuisines.

Because of those ingredients, these ribs are deliciously tasteful… and I must confess: spicy too!

What are spareribs?

BBQ pork ribs

Spareribs are the ribs cut from the belly of the pig. Cutting away the hard breastbone and trimming down results in the rectangular slab of meaty ribs known as St. Louis-style spareribs.

Asian-Style St.Louis Spareribs by enrilemoine

St Louis-style spareribs are perfect for grilling. They are flat and easy to brown. They are also higher in fat than baby back ribs, which makes them super flavorful. Each slab weighs at least 2 1/2 pounds and feeds 2-3 people.

How to choose the best pork ribs

Asian-Style St.Louis Spareribs by enrilemoine

When it’s about pork ribs, Smithfield® is my secret weapon. Its ribs are hand-trimmed, free of hormones and steroids, and very important for me: they come conveniently pre-packed.

These are the juiciest ribs ever. That means that even if you have no grilling experience, you can successfully grill your ribs and have fun.

Safety grilling tips

Asian-Style St.Louis spareribs by enrilemoine

I know grilling can be intimidating but trust me: grilling is fun and easy! Before I share my Asian-Style St Louis spareribs recipe, I want to share the following safety grilling tips:

  • Keep the outdoor grill outdoors, and never use it indoors.
  • Grill on a well-ventilated area.
  • Clean your grill before using it. It has been a while since the last time you used it. So, turn on your grill to the highest heat, close the lid, and grill the grates for about 30 minutes. After that, all you need to do is light scrap with your cleaning brush.
  • Use long-handled grilling utensils, including a spatula, fork, tongs, brush, and cleaning brush.
  • Always wear heat-resistant mitts when adjusting hot vents.
  • Never leave a lit grill unattended.

More BBQ Pork Ribs recipes

Asian-Style St.Louis Pork Ribs by enrilemoine

Please check my other pork ribs recipes:

Asian-Style St Louis spareribs recipe

Following is my delicious Asian-style St Louis spareribs recipe. Trust me: this is heaven on Earth. I hope you like it as much as my family does.

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Happy grilling!

Asian-style St. Louis Pork Ribs
4.93 from 38 votes

Asian-Style St Louis Spareribs

These Asian-Style St Louis Pork Ribs prove that grilling and barbecuing can be easy and fun.
Prep Time1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 1152kcal


  • 2 slabs Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork St. Louis Style Ribs
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of tamari sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, grossly chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, deveined and seeeded
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar


  • In a food processor, process all the ingredients but the ribs, until a thick sauce is formed. Reserve and divide.
  • Unpack the ribs and dry them with paper towels.
  • With the help of a paring knife and paper towels, peel the thin membrane that covers the bone side of the ribs and discard it.
  • Cover a tray with aluminum foil, and place the ribs on it.
  • With a brush, evenly coat the ribs, both sides with half of the BBQ sauce. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Let the ribs marinate for at least 1 hour before grilling them.
  • Preheat the grill to medium (325˚F) and grease the grates.
  • Barbecue the ribs over indirect fire in a covered grill for about 45 minutes. Every 15 minutes, flip the ribs and baste them with more BBQ sauce.
  • Barbecue the ribs until the meat thermometer marks 155˚F-160˚F.
  • Serve the ribs immediately and sprinkle with fresh cilantro and green onion.


Nutrition Facts
Asian-Style St Louis Spareribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1152 Calories from Fat 801
% Daily Value*
Fat 89g137%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 303mg101%
Sodium 1095mg48%
Potassium 1005mg29%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 113IU2%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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Author: Enri


For a less spicy BBQ sauce, omit jalapeño and substitute hoisin sauce by using ketchup instead.

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