Costillas adobadas: Mexican marinated pork ribs

13 September 2016

Pork ribs marinated in a smoky marinade of smoked paprika and oregano.

Preparation time

5 minutes

Marinating time

12 hours

Cooking time

2 hours

Serves

4



Ingredients

  • 2 x 500g (1lb 2oz) racks of pork ribs
  • 4 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar

Method

Mix the herbs and spices, salt, olive oil and vinegar together in a bowl. Rub the mixture well into both rib racks, cover and refrigerate for 12–24 hours.

Preheat your oven to 170ºC/340°F and place the ribs in a roasting tin. Cover tightly with foil, and roast for 1 hour 30 minutes.

At this point, you can finish off the ribs on a barbecue, placing them on the heat until nicely charred on both sides or, alternatively, increase the heat in the oven to 200ºC/400°F and roast for a further 20 minutes until the ribs are a deep golden-brown.

Transfer the ribs to a board and slice with a sharp knife before serving immediately.

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