Instant Pot Spicy Cheese Pork Ribs featuring Baek Jong Won
Spicy saucy Korean pork ribs that's perfectly balanced by melted cheese. Made easy through an Instant Pot and famous chef Baek Jong Won!
Course: Main Course
Author: Jennifer | Chopsticks and Flour
2lbs10 koz pork ribs1.2 kg, I used baby back ribs that were already separated
8 oz(250 g)rice cakeif frozen, place in cold water for about 10 minutes
2Tbspheavy cream or milk
¼cup (65 ml)mirin
¼cup (65 ml)soy sauce65 ml
¼cup (65 ml)mulyeot(light corn syrup, rice syrup, sugar or honey should work though not tested)
2Tbsp Korean chili pastegochujang
3Tbsp fine Korean chili powdermany of the Korean blogs who have tried out this recipe seemed to be ok substituting with standard gochugaru if you don’t have fine gochugaru, go-eun gochugaru
1cup (240 ml)water
Prepping the Pork for the Instant Pot
If you bought a rack, remove the membrane from the underside of the ribs, pulling it down the entire length.Separate the ribs by cutting the meat between the bones. (I prefer to buy the back back ribs that are already separated to make it easier.)
Parboil the pork to get rid of any of the meaty odors (often done in Korean meat dishes). Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once it is boiling, add in the pork ribs and the mirin. Continue to simmer for about 8 minutes with the lid off.
Drain the water and wash the ribs under cold running water.
Place the clean ribs in the instant pot. Top the pork with the sliced onions. Add in all of the sauce ingredients into the instant pot including the water. Mix around the sauce in the pot and spoon it over the pork and onions a few times.
Close the lid and pressure cook on high! I found that 19 minutes was perfect (random minute). It was tender with slight chew. **You can do about 16 minutes if you want it chewier or up to about 24 minutes for it to be fall of the bone. When done, natural release for about 5 minutes or fully.
Open the lid and turn the Instant Pot on to “saute”. This will continue to make the pot simmer and cook. Add in the rice cakes. Simmer until there is only about 1 cup of sauce left or once the sauce looks very thick.*In the meantime, heat your oven to broil.
Move the pork to a cast iron or oven friendly dish. Brush or pour more of the sauce on top of the pork. **Optional, you can save about ½ cup of the sauce to dip if you want. The pork will already be somewhat salty though but some like it even saltier!
Broil and Serve
In a small bowl, mix the cheese and heavy cream together, set aside. Broil the pork dish about 4-6 minutes on one side. Flip the pork over and broil for about 3 minutes. Take the pork dish out, pour the cheese on to one side of the dish. Place back into the broiler for about 2-3 minutes until the cheese has melted.
The pork ribs are now ready to serve! Sprinkle the scallions. Enjoy with a warm bowl of rice or with toasted bread. Whatever you decide!
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