PUBLISHED: 10:48 AM on Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Mandarin Pork Back Ribs

3/4 cup orange marmalade, divided

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce, divided

2 tablespoons dry sherry

4 cloves garlic, pressed

3 pounds pork loin back ribs, cut into 1-rib pieces

Combine 1/2 cup each orange marmalade and soy sauce, sherry and garlic; pour over ribs in large plastic food storage bag. Press air out of bag; close top securely. Turn bag over several times to coat ribs well. Refrigerate 1 hour, turning bag over once. Arrange ribs, meaty side down, in large, shallow foil-lined baking pan; discard marinade. Cover pan with foil and bake at 350?F 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 400?F. Discard foil cover from pan. Drain off excess fat; turn ribs over. Combine remaining 1/4 cup orange marmalade and 2 tablespoons soy sauce; brush ribs with half of mixture. Return ribs to oven and bake 10 minutes. Brush ribs with remaining mixture; bake 5 minutes longer.

Makes 8 appetizer servings.