The recipe calls for a fair amount of ingredients that are not kitchen staples but, they are all very easy to find in the Asian section of the super market. I was astonished to find every single jar product in my kitchen, plus the onion and garlic! All I had to buy at the store was 6 pounds of English short ribs and fresh ginger.
It is a very easy recipe and took about half an hour to prepare. I placed the meat on a broiler pan and seasoned both sides with salt, pepper and the five-spice powder. I then broiled the ribs for about 6 to 8 minutes per side.
While the meat was cooking, I poured all the wet ingredients, along with the diced onion, ginger and garlic into the slow cooker.
Here is a look at the ribs when they were finished cooking.
Once the ribs were finished, the bones lifted away from the meat and I pulled them out of the pot. Instead of the salad suggested in the recipe, I made a traditional cole slaw to pair with the short ribs.