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Pork belly ribs with ouzo BBQ sauce

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Pork belly ribs with ouzo BBQ sauce


For the celeriac mash

  • Peel the celery. Cut into small cubes and add them to a pot.
  • Add the milk, the water, salt, and the thyme. Cover the pot with the lid and boil over medium heat for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove the thyme, drain, and while it is still hot, transfer it to a food processor. Beat at low speed and add the cold butter in batches.
  • Keep beating at high speed, for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture thickens and there is a smooth mash.
  • Add salt, pepper, the honey, the lemon juice, and beat for 1-2 minutes until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Set aside.

For the pork belly ribs

  • Place a frying pan over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the pork belly ribs and allow 2-3 minutes for them to turn golden brown. Flip them over and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Remove from the frying pan and set aside.

For the ouzo BBQ sauce

  • Preheat the oven to 200ο C (390ο F) set to fan.
  • Place the same frying pan over high heat.
  • Finely chop the onion, the garlic, and add them to the pan. Add the dark brown soft sugar and mix.
  • As soon as the sugar starts melting, deglaze the pan with the vinegar, the ouzo, and let it evaporate. Add the tomato paste, the ketchup, the paprika, the rosemary finely chopped, the stock, and mix.
  • Lower the heat to medium, add the pork belly ribs, and mix for 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Transfer the pork belly ribs to a baking pan with a rack, and spread the whole sauce over them. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Serve with the celeriac mash and the thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
23 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
37 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
75 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
11 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
29 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
50 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
11 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
25 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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