Iberico Pork Ribs at Mediteca (6 ingredients, 20 minutes)

Quick CookMediteca, a mediterranean restaurant located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur, is going non-halal. We visited their kitchen and learned to make one of their many pork dishes, iberico pork ribs.

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Iberico Pork Ribs
Iberico is a breed of black pig that is indigenous to the Mediterranean area. Perhaps, it’s much like Korea’s prized Jeju black pig. Iberico pork ribs is a slab of rich meat, marbled with fat.

Mediteca chose to feature this uncommon breed in their menu to expose patrons to different food. It’s not available at regular supermarkets but it can be bought at Bottega Mediterranean fine food importer in Kuala Lumpur.

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How to recreate Mediteca’s iberico pork ribs at home
In Mediteca’s kitchen, as in all good restaurants, the quality of food is of utmost importance. While admiring the freshness of all the ingredients, we lament over the quality of those found in supermarkets.

To recreate this pork ribs at home, source for the freshest ingredients and pay the best price you can afford. In this dish, the type of the meat takes center stage. If you cannot get your hands on iberico pork ribs, you can get regular ones. A few supermarkets like Ben’s Grocer offer a good selection of meat.
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YOU WILL NEED (for 2 person)
Iberico Pork ribs x 400 g
Rosemary x 1 sprig
Roasted garlic x 3 cloves
Sage, chopped x 5 g / 1 tsp
Rosemary, chopped x 5 g / 1 tsp
Thyme, chopped x 5 g / 1 tsp
Lemon, fine Julienne lemon zest x 5 g / 1 tsp (How to make Julienne citrus zest)
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil

HOW-TO: Step-by-step photo tutorial

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1. Marinate iberico pork ribs with chopped sage, rosemary, thyme and fine julienne lemon zest for 24 hours.
2. Lightly fry rosemary, thyme and roasted garlic to allow herbs to be infused into the olive oil.
3. Pan fry the marinated ribs until it achieves a golden caramel color. It should take about 3 minutes on each side.
4. Roast in the oven (200°C) for 10 minutes until well done.

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At Mediteca, the ribs are cut into small pieces, arranged into a pyramid and garnished with fried basil and dried tomato. It is then laid in a huge platter accompanied with salsa verde, roasted garlic and a wedge of grilled lemon.


Address :Lot 163, Fraser Place, Jalan Perak, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact : +603-2181 2426
Opening Hours : Monday till Saturday, 1130am – late night (closed on Sunday till further notice)
Website : www.meditecawinetapas.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/Mediteca.kl
Twitter : www.twitter.com/mediteca_kl

Bottega Mediterranean
Address: 1 A, Jalan Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +03-2070 4222

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