Spanish recipe for Iberian pork ribs

Iberian pork ribs are a guaranteed triumph if you want to delight your guests with a delicious recipe, and they are also effortless to prepare! Iberian pork ribs are perfect not only for adults but also for children, so get to work!


How to prepare Iberian pork ribs?


The Spanish recipe for Iberian pork ribs is straightforward to follow, and the best of all is that you can bake them in the oven. You won't need to take out the grill or the embers to get excellent results!

Of course, make sure you buy Iberian pork ribs, as the meat is much juicier, tender, and has many nutritional properties. And, of course, it is delicious.




  • One rack of ribs per person.
  • Three large potatoes.
  • One teaspoon of dried or powdered rosemary.
  • One teaspoon of dried or powdered thyme.
  • Fresh parsley for garnish.
  • Half a bottle of white cooking wine or your favorite wine.
  • Homemade barbecue sauce.
  • Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper.




  • Remove the ribs from the refrigerator and wrap them so the meat can breathe. Taking them out two hours before cooking is best so the ribs will be crispy and very hot inside.
  • To prepare the Spanish recipe for Iberian pork ribs, putting the whole piece of ribs in the oven is advisable. Many people choose to cut the ribs before cooking, but it is more difficult to determine if they are ready.
  • If you have a large enough baking dish, perfect; if not, use the oven tray, but line it with aluminum foil before cooking.
  • Pour half of the bottle of wine into the baking dish - bear in mind that it also has sufficient depth to contain the juices that the ribs and the wine will release.
  • You can use white cooking wine and any sweet wine you may have at home. If you can get an Albariño, all the better. Its sweet flavor will give a unique touch to the ribs.
  • Season the ribs on both sides with salt and pepper before placing them in the dish with the wine.
  • Once the ribs are placed in the word, sprinkle the spices. Also, add some chopped fresh parsley for a unique flavor, but reserve a little to decorate at the end.
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into more or fewer uniform slices with the same thickness; this will ensure that the potatoes are all done simultaneously and that everything will be done on time.
  • Once the potatoes are ready, please place them in the bowl with the ribs and the other ingredients.
  • Drizzle the ribs and potatoes with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and add the homemade barbecue sauce. If you do not have homemade barbecue sauce, you can buy it at the supermarket or avoid it if you don't like it. An alternative to barbecue sauce is honey, which adds a unique flavor to the ribs.
  • The oven should be preheated to 180º C before placing the ribs inside.
  • The cooking time will be approximately one hour, but you will have to watch the meat from time to time to check if it is done and to avoid getting dry. If you see that the wine is evaporating too much or that the meat looks dry, add a little water. Remember to correct salt and pepper, given the case.
  • After 60 minutes of cooking, remove the dish from the oven and serve immediately because the warmer the ribs are, the better.
  • Serve the ribs with potatoes and garnish with fresh parsley.


Tips for an exquisite Spanish recipe for Iberian pork ribs


For the Iberian pork ribs recipe to be delicious, you should follow a series of tips and recommendations. As you can see, the preparation is quite simple, and you don't need many ingredients to obtain a delicacy that will delight your guests.

The first thing to do is verify that you are buying Iberian pork ribs, not regular pork. The results are truly unique! The Iberian pork ribs have much more fat, softness, juices, and a unique texture.


On the other hand, you already know that it is essential to remove the ribs from the refrigerator 2 hours before cooking and let them breathe, that is, remove them from their packaging. The ribs must be at room temperature before cooking; otherwise, the meat will be cold inside.


And how do you know if the ribs are ready or not? Very easy! When you open the oven to check the state of the meat and whether it is drying out, try to separate the meat from the bone carefully. If the meat parts easily, the Iberian pork ribs are ready.


Finally, handle the ribs once ready to take them out of the tray and serve them to the diners with tongs or kitchen tongs. Please do not use a fork or chop the meat, as this will cause it to lose its internal juices.

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