Pork Ribs with Pomegranate

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Pork Ribs with Pomegranate


These oven roasted Pork Ribs with Pomegranate are quite literally finger licking good. Marinated in a herbed pomegranate and vinegar marinade that boasts hints of ginger and garlic. Allowing the meat to marinate for a couple hours before baking allows for the meat to tenderize and for the flavor mature. Bake time for these ribs is 1 hour. 15 minutes before the end of the cook time, honey is spread onto the ribs allowing the exterior to caramelize slightly during the last minutes of cooking. Best served with a salad of fresh greens.


  • 650 grams pork ribs (cut in strips)
  • 1/2 pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cassis (Creme de)
  • 1/3 tablespoon ginger (fresh or dried, grated)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • salt (to taste)
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 6 fresh thyme (branches)
  • rocket leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Cut the ribs into strips.
  3. In an oven proof glass dish, add the pomegranate juice without seeds, 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, Cassis, ginger, garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon of honey, salt, and pepper.
  4. Stir well, add the meat, and marinate for a few hours.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil, and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.
  6. After 45 minutes, pour 1 tablespoon of honey on the meat, and cook for another 15 minutes, uncovered.
  7. Remove from oven, and sprinkle meat with fresh thyme.
  8. Serve with an arugula salad mixed with pomegranate seeds.
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