Maremma Tuscan Spareribs
210 mins (prep 30, cooking 180)
14 ingredients
6 servings
From Chef Ceasare of Maremma Tuscan Trattoria restaurant. His description of the ribs -which are a plan ahead recipe: "I received lots of good reviews when Beppe opened, but I only saved one, where the critic poked fun at me for serving inauthentic Tuscan food. I laugh now, but at the time it drove me crazy, especially her "proof" that there’s no fish in Tuscany and no cowboys who’d eat my "Tuscan spareribs." Putting aside our miles of coastline and towns like Forte di Marmi and Viareggio (she’d obviously never left her hotel when she visited Florence), it was the cowboy reference that got me the most worked up. Granted, Americans might think of cowboys as beef - not pork - eaters. But we not only have cowboys in the Maremma - the famous butteri - when Buffalo Bill competed against them in a traveling rodeo show, he lost. Of course, you won’t find a recipe for ribs this way in any Italian cookbook. They are, however, quintessentially Tuscan for me, braised alla cacciatora, or hunter’s style, in a spicy tomato sauce. You also won’t find broccoli rabe in Tuscany, but that’s what I serve with my "inauthentic" ribs, because I like the way it compliments the smoky spiciness of the meat. This is definitely a plan-ahead dish. The spareribs need to marinate with the dry rub overnight. Plus I think they taste better if you cook them a day or two in advance and keep them in the refrigerator until the time you want to serve them."

Categories:  main-dish , comfort-food , taste~mood , meat , pork , <-4-hours , low-carb , low-in... , pork-rib , time-to-make , very-low-carbs ,
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Serving Size (78.18 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 225.7 Calories from Fat 155.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.3g 159.71%
Saturated Fat 2.39g 71.71%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2049.76mg 512.44%
Total Carbohydrate 7.59g 15.18%
Dietary Fiber 0.15 g 3.63%
Sugars 0.91 g %
Protein 0.52g 6.26%
Vitamin A 9.51IU% Vitamin C 5.33mg%
Calcium 20.83mg% Iron 0.53mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh sage, fresh rosemary, fresh ground black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, crushed red pepper flakes, pork spareribs, canned whole tomatoes