Batallé el Único ribs pickle sauce with citrus fruit

Pickle sauce is ideal for preserving food, and its vinegar base give a unique touch to its cooking point and flavour.
It can be made from many products, and yes, also using our Batallé el Único ribs.


    • 12 pork ribs Batallé el Único
    • 4 carrots
    • 4 onions
    • 1 fennel bulb
    • 1 red pepper
    • ½ garlic head
    • Some curly endive leaves (escarole)
    • Cooked white beans
    • 150ml rice vinegar
    • 400ml of water
    • Fermented bean paste
    • 1 orange
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 bay leaf or rosemary
    • Chives
    • Chili pepper
    • Ginger
    • Virgin olive oil
    • Salt


  • STEP 01: 1. Sauté the vegetables and ribs at a high temperature for a minute in a pan with a thread of oil. Put aside.
  • STEP 02: Peel and cut the onions, carrots, fennel and pepper into thin strips. Put them in a saucepan over low heat and add whole garlic. Season.
  • STEP 03: Add the ribs and the ginger cut into slices, bay leaves, rosemary, chili pepper and a piece of orange and lemon peel.
  • STEP 04: Stir everything together and pour the vinegar, the citrus juices, water and cover with oil. Let it boil for a few minutes. Separate the bean paste with some liquid and pour into the pan.
  • STEP 05: Cover and let to cook slowly for about 90 minutes until the meat is tender.
  • STEP 06: Remove from the heat and let it cool and rest until the next day in the refrigerator.
  • STEP 07: Degrease fat juice. Boil the juice in a saucepan for a few seconds until it becomes a sauce texture.
  • STEP 08: Clean the escarole. Wash and drain the beans.
  • STEP 09: Place the ribs on a dish, combining the beans and the washed escarole leaves.
  • STEP 10: Pour the pickle sauce over it and the vegetables on top.
  • STEP 11: Serve with chopped chives on top.


  • It is important to let the pickle stand as to get a better taste from it and the flavours become uniform.
  • Although this dish can be eaten cold it is as its best slightly tepid.
  • You can keep the oil for other occasions.