At first glance you'll say 'whoa! that's way too salty for me to try...' but stick with it. This is one of the best rib recipes I've ever tried. Very quick and easy.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Coat the ribs heavily with salt. This brings out the fat.

  • Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness. Remove cooked ribs to a large glass serving dish, and squeeze lime juice over them. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1780.1 calories; 65.8 g protein; 7.1 g carbohydrates; 344.7 mg cholesterol; 15405.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
GREAT flavor for ribs and not difficult. These are not your standard break-out-the-bib ribs. They're easy not messy and quick! You can vary the amount of salt you use but you should be pretty generous with the amount you coat on the ribs. The salt just cuts the fat away! These are also tasty as leftovers. Just steam them for 5 minutes and they're as good as right off the grill! Definitely one of the best rib recipe's I've ever tried! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Way too salty. Would not recommend this to anyone. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
GREAT flavor for ribs and not difficult. These are not your standard break-out-the-bib ribs. They're easy not messy and quick! You can vary the amount of salt you use but you should be pretty generous with the amount you coat on the ribs. The salt just cuts the fat away! These are also tasty as leftovers. Just steam them for 5 minutes and they're as good as right off the grill! Definitely one of the best rib recipe's I've ever tried! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Stop!!! This is an excellent recipe but I know why it is too salty for most of the reviewers. You are not using the right salt. When they say coarse salt you need to use at least Kosher salt but I use more like a rock salt. After cooking most of it breaks away and the meat is not too salty. A fine salt will absolutely ruin this dish. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/25/2004
Way too salty. Would not recommend this to anyone. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I remember having these once before and I've been looking for the recipe everywhere! They are salty not for those looking for BBQ sauce style ribs but with the lime they are wonderfully different and really easy! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/06/2005
"At first glance you'll say 'whoa! that's way too salty for me to try...' but stick with it" -- You are absolutely right and WHOA it was way to salty for us! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2005
I give them a four. I wont make them very often though. I am a saltaholic so I liked them. The lime gives it a unique twist and kills alot of the salt flavor anyway. Kind of reminded me of a rib roast recipe on this site. I rate these decent.Wife said 3.5 daughter gave it a 4 so thats what i went with. May make them every blue moon though. I can definitely see where very few people would like this. Just scale it and go buy a small pack of short ribs (beef). Thats what I did. Gotta love Sam's for that:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
I am betting alot of individuals inadvertently used table salt. It is not at all salty when COARSE salt is used. It is essentially the same way in which you prepare a 20# rib roast! COURSE SALT people NOT table salt!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2007
Delicious and easy to cook. A very pleasant departure from traditional bbq sauce based ribs. The secret is in the right amount of fresh lime juice. It cuts the saltiness and adds a great citrus flavor. I highly recommend these for food lovers who like to experiment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
You absolutely must use rock salt for this recipe. Not just coarse salt. This is known as kosher rock salt or Ice Cream salt. If you use table salt salt from a salt grinder or anything finer it will ruin the meat. If you use the right salt this recipe is amazingly good and simple. This is also known as Churrascaria or picanha in Brazil. Read More
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