Oven Baked Marinated Ribs

Oven Baked Marinated Ribs

By 08/11/2012

Pork ribs are the classic, most popular barbecue meat in Italy. They are available in every Italian festival and if you try them once, it is very easy to crave for more. If cooked on a barbecue they are juicy and succulent but they can also be excellent cooked in the oven.

To really bring out the flavour of the meat you need to marinate the ribs in herbs, wine, oil and vinegar for a few hours, or ideally overnight. Plenty of garlic and onion will improve their taste too.

I find that they are a big hit with the children; as it is finger food they can be quite fun and children love down to earth, messy food.

  • Prep Time : 10 min +marinating time minutes
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes



Rub the meat with salt and pepper.

Chop the herbs, the garlic and the onion and mix them up with the oil, vinegar and wine. Dip the meat in the marinade and let it rest at least for a couple of hours.

Marinating ribs with herbs and garlic











Cook the meat at 180C for about 40 minutes until it looks crispy and golden.

Enjoy with some fresh salad leaves.

marinated pork ribs cooked in the oven



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17 Responses to Oven Baked Marinated Ribs

  1. Elwin

    Ok, so that will be sausages on Saturday and ribs on Sunday… will you post any side dishes too?

    • My Little Italian Kitchen

      Thank you Elwin! I buy cabbage now that’s in season, slice it (raw) very thinly and make a dressing with olive oil, salt and vinegar. Delicious and quick to prepare 🙂

  2. Javelin Warrior (@javelinwarrior)

    I never knew how popular pork ribs were with Italians – that’s very interesting. And looking at the ingredient list for the marinade, I can see why! These sound wonderful, Alida. And so simple. I could probably even make these on an indoor grill… Thanks so much for sharing and I’m drooling…

  3. caitlinsconfections

    Looks very tasty!! 🙂

  4. Mich - Piece of Cake

    Oh wow, I simply love the marinade, herbs, olive oil, vinegar, red wine… I am drooling just imagining the taste!

  5. la cucina di Molly

    Mamma mia che bontà, queste costolette sono molto invitanti e gustose cotte alla brace! Brava! Ciao

  6. Jen @ BlueKitchenBakes

    These look delicious, I can imagine eating these barbecued in the summer sunshine with a big glass of wine but as it’s winter I love the fact that they can be cooked in the oven instead.

  7. Marina@Picnic at Marina

    Looks wonderful, I can imagine only the deliciousness of those ribs! 🙂

  8. Suzanne

    I love the marinade sauce!!! I don’t eat a lot of red meat, but love finding out about different sauces!!! Lovely!!!

  9. My Italian Smörgåsbord

    dear, if I was still eating meat, I would dig into this! looks absolutely mouth watering with all those fresh herbs – sure that animal did not die in vain! 🙂

  10. Laura loves cakes

    Your food always looks so good…these are making my mouth water!! That marinade sounds delicious too! 🙂

  11. unikorna

    wowsaaa Alida, I am drooling here. You are too cruel. I really like your marinate recipe….I don’t use vinegar or wine…that is quite exotic :).

  12. Mich - Piece of Cake

    I love the marinade, I think it would be great with other meats too…

  13. Carl Pancoast

    Should I cover the dish during the cooking process, or uncovered.

    • Alida

      Leave them uncovered and turn them on both sides during cooking so they will cook evenly. From time to time pour a little bit of marinade on top to avoid them getting too dry.

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