Ribs are a popular item to make and for some of my friends, it is their favourite meal to have. I decided to make a variation of a recipe I already make for greek ribs. This recipe consists of two parts. First is marinating them in lemon juice for a few hours, followed by the addition of oil, garlic and herbs and baking them in the oven at a low heat. Since the package of meat that I bought at Costco was large, I decided to split the package into two large zip lock bags and prep the second package but freeze it instead of baking all of the meat. By prepping the ribs in advance and freezing them, the ribs will just require thawing and then baking for a future supper.
2 1/2 to 3 lbs lean pork ribs
1/3 cup lemon juice
dried oregano flakes
salt and pepper
Cut the strip of ribs into small pieces; 2 to 3 ribs per piece. Place in a zip lock bag. Add the lemon juice to the bag. Roll the juice around the ribs and flip the bag a few times. Place the bag in the fridge and flip the bag over every 30 minutes. The ribs should marinate in the bag with the lemon juice for at least two hours.
Remove the ribs from the zip lock bag. Place the ribs meat side up on a baking rack that fits into a roasting pan. Brush each piece with olive oil. Generously sprinkle garlic powder and oregano over each piece of rib. Add salt and pepper according to your taste buds. Cover the pan tightly with a lid or tin foil and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes and then reduce the heat to 300 degrees F for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If you only have 2 1/2 hours to cook the ribs, after 2 hours at 300 degrees F, increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees F for the last 25 or 30 minutes. Serves 3 to 4.