luni, 12 martie 2012

Awesome pork ribs with fresh herbs , garlic and crispy oven potatoes with a garlic sauce

Dear readers , first of all a warm hello to you all and sorry about my one week absence , but i was again really busy with a lot of stuff , including gardening ... yeah :D i made a replant on my chillies since they were 12 cm tall and they needed a replant badly in order to grow more and give me what i want . It's more of a business , i give them fresh soil they give me their fruits ... it's a fair deal after all ( haha ) . Since i am studying politics and economy at school , i tend to apply them in the wrong sections :D , but thats not important . What is important is that i'm back , i'm well and i'm pumped and fueled with new , exciting recepies that will blow you away .
 These days i've been fueled with a lot of inspiration , on vegetarian parts .. and i discovered an awesome cuisine which is the turkish cuisine . I mean like wow , spicy food and quite buttery ... they even have theyr own  form of pizza which is called '' Lahmacun '' ( pronounced lahmajun ) , if you love spicy food you'll surerly love this one ... it's quite awesome , i just had one today for the first time and i got inspired to try one at home but my own version  in the next few days .
  I'll also give a go this thursday and give you 3 vegetarian recepies which even a meat lover won't say no haha .
  So for today i'll give the meat lovers a treat and give you a good recepy for some wonderfull , juicy , delicious pork ribs . A few days ago i found this awesome meat market and they had all kind of beautifull cuts , i was like a child in a toy store , it was amazing .... i didn't have the money to buy any , but it was interesting just to take a look at them , and after seeing so many cuts i ended up next to some pork ribs . They looked so amazing i was drooling all over the glass , when i got home i couldn't stop thinking about them they just blew me away's a chef's dream to work with ribs , i mean the fat , the lovely juicy meat , the bones , almost anyhting you put on them makes them delicious , you don't need a sophisticated recipefor them or any other expensive ingredient , they're pretty awesome on their own considering they're fresh . After a few days have passed i finnaly got the money to buy these lovely ribs and i'm telling you it was a pleasure to deal with them .
   So let's get down to business . So first of all what you need is :
                    -700 g of ribs
                    - 7 cloves of garlic unpeeled
                    -  7 sprigs of rosemary
                    - 7 sprigs of thyme
                    - extra virgin olive oil
                    - sea salt
                     - freshly ground black pepper
                     - 500 g of  potatoes (white , red  whatever you prefer )
                     - sour cream
                     - 1 handfull of fresh thyme for decorating

 So first of all start by chopping your rosemary and thyme quite finely , and add them to a pestle and mortar , then add 4 cloves of garlic ( keep the skin on ) and bash them up really good to release the oils from the fresh herbs and garlic . Add 6 tablespoons of olive oil mix them all a bit , and just rubb the pork ribs on both sides with the flavoured oil . After that rubb some sea salt and be quite generous with it after all its a piece of meat with a lot of bones you need to be  a bitt generous with the salt , and freshly ground black pepper on both sides . rapp them really good and put them in the fridge for 3 to 4 hours so all the fresh herbs oils with travel through the cut and flavour every part of it , thus making the the ribs tastier , juicier , and the meat just melts in your mouth . You could just put them straight in the oven but the result isn't the same . So if you wanna make some good pork ribs leave them over night in the marinade and use them the next day .
   Here's how it looks like :
           Preheat the oven on a low heat and place the ribs on the oven grill and under the grill place a tray to catch all the natural flavoured juices .Leave them on a low heat for 2 hours . But be warned spare ribs tend to go dry , but you can prevent that from happening . Every 30 minutes just use the natural juices from the tray and pour them on the ribs again to prevent them from drying out . It's quite easy , the only thing they need is a bit of attention and care , like a woman ( :D ) .
       When the ribs are 20 minutes away from being done get a pot with salted water , peel the potatoes and cut them in cubes in size of a golf ball , and add them to the salted water . Bring them to the boil and after they are done , get rid of the water and let them steam away in order to get a crust . When they cooled off a bit just place them in the tray along with the juices from the ribs and coat them a bitt with the juice , if it's not enough add more olive oil to them and sprinkle a bit of sea salt and black pepper .
     When they are both ready place the ribs on a platter and let them rest for 4 to 5 minutes in order for the juices to travel through the ribs . In this time make a lovely garlic sauce , by using the remaining 3 cloves of garlic , chopp them finely , grate them , mash them whatever you prefer add a bit of salt and about 4 to 5 tablespoons of sour cream .It's just amazing . Place the potatoes on the board next to the ribs amd just pour the garlic sauce on them and a sprig of thyme for the extra flavour , i know it looks it doesen't make a difference but it does trust me . Use the handfull of thyme to decorate and you're done .
    An amazing feast , that requires patience and care .
                                                                                                                          Bon Appetit

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