April 12, 2010

A Portuguese Pork Rib Recipe for a Portuguese Red Wine

By Andrew In Recipes

The marinated pork ribs recipe is lifted from the Vini Portugal blog but actually recommended with the Quinta de la Rosa Reserva red, a wine currently off the shelf at my local Waitrose. So two others had to stand in its place…

Costelas Vinho d’alhos (Wine and Garlic Marinated Pork Ribs)

Costelas Vinho d’alhos (Wine and Garlic Marinated Pork Ribs)

Prep Time: 24 hours

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Costelas Vinho d’alhos (Wine and Garlic Marinated Pork Ribs)

A fine Portuguese inspired recipe


  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon hot chili sauce (I used Linghams Ginger, Garlic and Chilli Sauce)
  • 1 cup wine
  • 5 pounds meaty pork ribs


  1. In a large non-reactive ceramic, glass or stainless steel bowl, combine the garlic, salt, lemon juice, chili sauce, and wine.
  2. If you have the ribs in a rack, separate them by cutting between the ribs to separate them. Place all the ribs in the bowl, turning them in the marinade to coat thoroughly. You can double the marinade recipe if needed.
  3. The recipe suggests marinating the ribs for 24-36 hours before grilling over hot coals. I simply roasted them for an hour at 350F, marinade and all.
  4. [This hour long roasting I found to be too long; 30-40 minutes was plenty]

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  1. Gabriella Opaz April 12, 2010

    You’re making me…so…very…hungry :) Curious however that you don’t mention if you enjoyed the final product? Was it tasty? Your pictures say yes!

  2. Lisa June 29, 2010

    Yummy I love pork ribs.

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