1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp dry sherry
2 cloves garlic,finely chopped
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp red food coloring
1/4 tsp chinese five spice powder
1 2-lb slab spareribs,cut into individual ribs
Add ribs;toss to coat with marinade.Set aside,covered with plastic wrap,to let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350F. Arrange a baking rack on top of rimmed,foil lined sheet pan. Remove ribs from marinade;arrange the ribs,meat side up. Place on middle rack of the oven,pour in water that it it reaches halfway up the sides of the pan,making sure the water does not touch the ribs.
Bake ribs for 35 minutes. Baste ribs with reserved marinade; Flip and baste again. Bake for 35 minutes more. Raise heat to 400F. Flip ribs again;baste with remaining marinade. Continue baking until ribs are glazed,browned, and tender,about 20 minutes more.Serve with Chinese mustard or duck sauce ,if you like.