Italian Style Ribs

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. 

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