What is for dinner tonight? Well, at my house it will be Brazilian-Style Pork Ribs… Oh, yes! I am counting the minutes with anticipation. It has been quite a long while since I last had Brazilian-style pork ribs — or at least one of the several styles of ribs that exist in my home country.
There are a variety of ways to both marinate and cook costela de porco (pork ribs) in Brazil. The most famous is the costelinha de porco à mineira — a typical dish from Minas Gerais state– which is cut, seasoned, and stir-fried, and the subsequently mixed with a corn dish called canjiquinha (a course ground corn – called xerém in the Northeastern Brazil– that is cooked like polenta). When not prepared Mineira-style, the pork ribs can alternatively be prepared in a pressure cooker, grilled, deep-fried, or braised in the oven.
Since we decided to leave ours whole and it is still cold outside, we’ll be preparing these pork ribs in the oven instead of on the barbeque grill. In this way, these pork ribs can be enjoyed all year round regardless of the weather. We suggest to serve our pork ribs accompanied by polenta and couve à mineira. I can already envision the huge smile stamped on my hubby’s face — and on mine as well. Boy, how I love these pork ribs!!!
I hope that you love them as well.
Tchau, tchau!! xx