How to cook pork ribs properly to make them soft and juicy: what you need to add

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Recipe for ribs in a pan. Source: Screenshot from Oksana Pashko's YouTube video

Pork ribs can be baked, boiled, and stewed. Cooks advise boiling the ribs before baking and frying them before stewing.

How to cook pork ribs correctly

The cook shared on Instagram a recipe for delicious, soft, and juicy ribs cooked with prunes.

Rib recipe

Tip: choose ribs with a thick enough layer of meat and not much fat!

How to cook ribs correctly


  • ribs - 800 g
  • prunes - 300-400 g
  • spices for meat - to taste
  • bay leaf - 4-5 pcs.
  • allspice - 4 pcs.
  • salt - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the ribs, wash them, and cover with water for 30-40 minutes to remove excess blood. Then rinse them again and put them on a plate covered with a napkin. Blot the top with another napkin, removing excess moisture so that the ribs are dry.

Ribs with spices

2. Sprinkle the spices over the meat and rub each rib. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then fry on all sides in a little oil over medium heat.

Fried ribs

3. Put the roasted ribs in a saucepan or multicooker bowl. Cover with water (so that it covers the ribs by 1 cm), add salt, bay leaf, and allspice. Simmer for 50 minutes (the "stew" mode). If you are using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil, put it on low heat, and simmer under the lid.

How long do you need to braise ribs

4. After 50 minutes, add the washed prunes and cook for another 50 minutes.

Ribs with prunes

These ribs are very soft and tasty.

Ready-made ribs

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