–Paulo Moreiras, writer
Enjoy this traditional Portuguese recipe with red wine from the Douro region.
3 pounds pork ribs, cut across the bone into pieces
1 or 2 pounds of fava beans
1 Portuguese chorizo
2 cups diced onions
Slice the pork ribs individually and season them with salt and pepper or, if you like, cumin. This is the best spice to accompany the fava beans.
After this, sear the pork ribs in a frying pan with a little of olive oil until golden brown in colour. Reserve the pork ribs.
You can use frozen fava beans, which are easy to find in any market. I prefer to use them fresh, in the fall or winter. In a pan, pour a little olive oil and add the diced onions until they get translucent. (In this step, some people like to add two tablespoons of tomato paste.)
After, add the fava beans and enough water to cover them. Then, at the top, add the pork ribs and portuguese chorizo. Let everything cook on low heat for at least an hour. You can always taste it and season as you like. Once the fava beans are cooked, take out the Portuguese chorizo and slice it.