Achiote, Turmeric, Brown Sugar Ribs

by Kasim Hardaway



  • ½ slab of cleaned ribs
  • dry rub mix
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 packets sazon with cilantro & achiote



To clean ribs:  Rinse ribs in cold water then using a paper towel grab the membrane / film and pull off from meat of ribs. Once all or most of the membrane is removed prepare a cleansing soak:  ¾  cup apple cider vinegar and 3 cups water. Place ribs in solution for 30 minutes. Do not rinse solution off but pat dry before seasoning.

Pro tip — the apple cider vinegar solution will not only clean the meat but minimize the porky-gamey flavor.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place ribs on baking sheet line with aluminum foil. Lather with spice mix on both sides, ensuring all crevices and creases of the ribs are coated.
  2. Wrap tightly with more aluminum foil. Bake for 1.5 hours.
  3. Serve sprinkled with flaky sea salt to taste.

(Wear gloves or cover hands with a plastic bag when applying the spice mix. Turmeric stains very easily – even the most minuscule amount of it!)

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