Prepared a wonderful dish for dinner this evening - Chinese Spare Ribs. It is a day-long process, but well worth the effort.
Start with the ribs, cut into 2 rib sections. Prepare a boiling liquid for the ribs in a stock pot, using water, garlic, ginger, green onions, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and sichuan peppers. Add the ribs and cover; let it come to a slow boil and simmer for several hours, just until the meat is ready to pull away from the bones... Remove the ribs from the liquid and set aside; strain the solid particles from the liquid and return it to high heat until it comes to a boil. Stir in a corn starch slurrry until you're left with a glaze. Pour the glaze over the ribs and bake in the oven another half-hour to 45 minutes. Serve with your favorite rice and vegetables.