Puerto Rican Inspired Cast Iron Boneless Ribs

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.

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Puerto Rican Inspired Cast Iron Boneless Ribs
A lip smacking boneless rib recipe thats inspired by Puerto Rico with my own special flair added.
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 24 Hours
Servings
People
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 24 Hours
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Squeeze out the juice of four limes. Mince the garlic and finely chop the cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl add cilantro, garlic, sazon, adobo, honey, olive oil, and lime juice.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients together until everything is incorporated together.
  4. Place the raw ribs in a bowl or quart size zip lock bag and add marinade. Refrigerate for 24 hours. If you're in a real hurry then at least 2 hours.
  5. Place a large skillet on medium-hight heat and add vegetable oil. Let the skillet reach temp and carefully add in ribs one at a time. Watch the splatters. Do not discard the flavorful marinade.
  6. Cook the ribs for 10 minutes on one side. Carefully turn the ribs over and then add remaining marinade. Cook an additional 10 minutes. Make sure to watch the heat as many stoves vary in the way they produce temperature.
  7. The result should look similar to this picture. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy! WEPA (which is a word of excitement)!!
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