- Wash the spare ribs and pat dry. Mix in marinade ingredients and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hrs. Add 2 tbsp oil in a heated frying pan. Pan fry the spare ribs until golden brown. Remove the spare ribs from the oil and set aside.
- Steam the chestnuts and pumpkin until half-cooked, then cool.
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add the ginger, spring onions, garlic and shallots and fry slightly. Add the spare ribs, chestnuts and seasoning mix, and bring to a boil. Turn to low heat and cover the pan with a lid. Continue cooking until the spare ribs are fully cooked and the chestnuts are soft. Add the diced pumpkin and cook for another 10 mins.
- Add water if necessary. Cook the sauce to the preferred thickness and turn off the heat. Serve.