Timber 2 Table - Wild Pig Chinese Spare Ribs

Wild swine are a scourge on your hunting ground that should be controlled by any means possible. But they are tasty.

Wild Pig Chinese Spare Ribs

30 Min

Prep Time

360 Min

Cook Time





Wild pigs aren't good for much. They destroy food plots, wreck turkey nests, push deer and other game out of an area, tear up good timber, and are hell on crops. That said, they do taste pretty good. And they make for a fun hunt that is great for the family.

Wild pigs are perfect for family hunts. Photo by Will Brantley

This Chinese-style spare rib recipe, cooked on the grill, is just the thing for the next time you get your hands on a few racks of wild pig ribs.

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4 to 5 pounds wild pig ribs


1 cup hoisin sauce

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup ketchup

​1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/4 cup sake

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

Sesame seeds for garnish

Cooking Instructions

Mix the marinade/sauce ingredients. Reserve 1 cup of the finished marinade. Add the ribs to a large zip-style bag. (Tip: Cut the racks into smaller sections to make them easier to marinate and faster to cook.) Pour over all but the reserved cup of the marinade/sauce mixture. Refrigerate overnight.

Marinate the rib sections overnight.

Remove the ribs from the baking rack and remove the water pan from the grill. Reduce the heat to 225 degrees and return the ribs to the grill, placing them directly on the cooking grate. Brush well with remaining sauce. Cook for 3 to 4 more hours, flipping and brushing both sides of the ribs with reserved marinade 4 to 5 times as they cook.