These Italian Style Ribs are a nice alternative to traditional BBQ sauce ribs. They are light and fresh and have amazing flavor. I love to serve them with some rice or roasted potatoes and a salad. So delicious!
For this recipe I use spare ribs. I have them cut into individual ribs. All I do is ask the butcher to cut them up for me. They are so accommodating and it honestly is so much easier than doing it myself.
Ingredients (serves 6)
3 lbs Spare Ribs- Cut into individual ribs
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Pepper
½ Cup Olive Oil
14 Garlic Cloves
2 tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
1 tsp. Fresh Mint, Chopped
1 tsp. Fresh Thyme, Chopped
1 tsp. Fresh Parsley, Chopped
3 Lemons, plus 1 1/2
1 tsp. Dried Oregano
1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp. Honey
2 tbsp. Balsamic
¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
2 Small Onions, Sliced
Season ribs on both sides with 1 tsp. Salt and ½ tsp. Pepper. In a small frying pan heat up garlic in olive oil on a low flame and heat until the garlic is cooked through. Mash the garlic with a fork into the olive oil and set aside to cool.
For the marinade combine the cooked garlic and oil with 1 tsp. Salt, ½ tsp, pepper, rosemary, mint, thyme, parsley, the zest of two lemons and its juices, oregano, dijon mustard, honey, 1 tbsp. balsamic and red pepper flakes. Make sure you incorporate all of the ingredients well.
Put the ribs in a ziplock back and add in the sliced onion, 1 lemon sliced and the marinade.
Let the ribs marinate for at least an hour.
Preheat your BBQ to 350 degrees.
Put the ribs and its fixings in a cast iron pan with a lid in a single layer. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Next put each rib on the grill and char for one minute on each side.
Remove the ribs from the pan and put on a serving platter. Discard any excess dripping from the pan. Spoon the rest of the marinade, along with the cooked onions and lemons over the ribs and serve.