Mexican Inspired BBQ Ribs


Mexican Inspired BBQ Ribs

This Mexican feast is full of flavour and perfect for sharing. The flanken cut ribs will need to be cut by a butcher, but seek them out as they taste so delicious.

For the ribs

  • 4 beef ribs (cut widthways to 1cm/½in thickness)
  • 1 bunch of coriander (stalks and leaves finely chopped)
  • 4 limes (juice only)
  • 2 banana shallots (chopped)
  • 4 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1-2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño chilli (chopped)

For the homemade Tortilla Chips

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

For the salsa

  • 2 corn on the cobs (left whole but husks removed)
  • 4 to matillos (finely chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • pinch sugar
  • pinch salt
  • For the guacamole
  • 1 ripe avocado (flesh chopped)
  • ½ green chilli (finely chopped)
  • ½ red onion (very finely chopped)
  • lime juice (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  1. Put the ribs into a large tray and add the remaining ingredients, reserving half the chilli for the salsa, and stir to combine. Leave to marinade at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
  2. For the tortilla chips, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.
  3. Cut the tortillas into triangles, place on a baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Bake for 6–8 minute.
  4. For the salsa, place the corn onto a large griddle pan and cook until browned all over. Remove the kernels and place into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and the reserved chilli and mix.
  5. For the guacamole, put all the ingredients into a pestle and mortar and pound to combine.
  6. To cook the ribs, heat a large griddle pan over a high heat add the ribs and cook on each side of 1–2 minutes. Warm through the left over marinade in a small saucepan.
  7. Place the cooked ribs, salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips onto a large serving plate. Drizzle the warm marinade over the ribs and serve.

Recipe sourced from BBC Food

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