I seasoned the spare ribs lightly with five spice powder. Made my usual hunka spam. Smoked the ribs at 295F with applewood for 2 hours.
put together my five spice salt (5 TBS salt and 1TBS five spice powder)
and my marinade for the ribs
5 whole star anise (you can use 1 tsp anise seed)
3 TBS sherry
3 TBS soy
1 tsp salt
3 tsp sugar
minced fresh ginger ( about 1 TBS)
After placing the mixture in a measuring cup, I added enough water to bring it up to 2 cups.
After the ribs had smoked for 2 hrs I made a foil pouch and placed the ribs meat side down...then covered with the marinade and sealed tight.
Put them back into the Pro..... Added a bowl of rice in chicken stock for my fried rice.
Sprinkled the spam with brown sugar and cayenne then spritzed with whiskey.
Two more hours in the Pro, I checked for pull back on the ribs.
They were moist and tender and soooooo full of goodness. :)
I cut the ribs into pieces and rolled lightly in cornstarch....
then fried quickly until light brown...
I sprinked the fried ribs with my five spice salt and served them with fried rice...
I love em. :)
I should mention the marinade pretty much over-powers any smoked flavor but they are soooo good!