Growing up in a very diverse neighborhood and having a diverse family, I tasted Puerto Rican cooking at a young age. My Aunt Elsie who since passed, married into my family and was of Puerto Rican decent. Some of my best childhood friends came from families named Rodriguez, Ruiz, Erazo and more. My cousin Sandra, who married in my family also influenced me well with her cooking with her wonderful empanadas and rice & beans. I created this recipe to pay homage to having their rich culture influence my palette and knowledge in the kitchen. Now onto the boneless ribs!
These ribs take some time and are well worth the wait. The flavor can be described as bright, rich, aromatic and lip smacking! One will want to marinate the ribs for a least 24 hours for maximum flavor. Any skillet will work when making these but a cast iron skillet works best because it holds heat better. I hope you enjoy and share this recipe with family and friends.