Pork Ribs With Homemade Pesto Sauce

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • one hour and 50 minutes
  • 4 servings

You cannot say no to finger-licking ribs. Especially when served with a cheesy homemade pesto sauce. These ribs should also be hot and spicy so spike them with chili, paprika, and the like. Finger-food to remember.

Ingredients Needed for Pork Ribs With Homemade Pesto Sauce

    For the ribs:

    2 tablespoons of red peppercorns
    1 tablespoon fennel seeds
    2 pounds of pork ribs, chopped
    1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    2 teaspoons of chili flakes
    salt
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    For the pesto sauce:

    4 tablespoons of pine nuts
    5 fresh basil leaves
    5 fresh mint leaves
    ⅓ cup parmesan, grated
    ¼ cup vegetable oil
    salt
    pepper

How to Make Pork Ribs With Homemade Pesto Sauce

For the ribs:
  1. Add the red peppercorns and fennel seeds to a mortar and grind them.
  2. Add the pork ribs, the peppercorn and fennel mixture, smoked paprika, chili flakes, dried oregano, and vegetable oil to a bowl. Season with salt and mix until ribs are completely coated.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add the coated ribs. Spread them evenly.
  4. Cover the tray with aluminum foil and bake for 90 minutes at 430⁰F/220⁰C.
For the sauce:
  1. Heat the skillet over low heat and add the pine nuts. Stir-fry them until golden brown.
  2. Transfer them to a mixer bowl. Add the basil and mint leaves, parmesan, and vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper and mix until smooth.
  3. Serve the ribs together with a bowl of sauce.

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