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Greek Ribs in Ft. Lauderdale

KCMiller Feb 28, 2007 07:54 AM

I recently visited my parents in Ft. Lauderdale, and we had dinner at a local Greek restaurant, at about 30th street, on the main drag. Oh my goodness, the pork ribs were insanely good. I asked, and they told me that they were prepared with oregano, olive oil and lemon. I must know the name of this restaurant, and if anyone has ANY idea what magic they perform over these to make them such paragons of porky, lemony goodness, I'd like be most grateful . . .

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    lorrainer Jul 29, 2007 08:40 AM

    It's the Greek Taverna on Federal Highway in Ft. Lauderdale. They have the best ribs ever. Think there's something they're not telling us on ingredients...seems too simple a recipe.

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    1. re: lorrainer
      gblcsw Jul 29, 2007 08:10 PM

      Greek Islands Taverna is on A1A, not Federal Highway.

      1. re: gblcsw
        lorrainer Jul 30, 2007 01:58 PM

        You are right. Got it mixed up. Anybody think they have the recipe for these ribs?

        1. re: lorrainer
          Bob Mervine Jul 31, 2007 04:53 AM

          At the risk of getting this post moved, it looks pretty simple. I'd pass on the seasoning salt and use fresh oregano and more fresh lemon juice, if I were making it.

          Here's Cooks.com's posted version:

          GREEK RIBS
          Printed from COOKS.COM


          3-4 lbs. pork ribs
          1/2 c. lemon juice
          2 tbsp. garlic powder
          1 tbsp. oregano powder
          1 tbsp. Lawry's seasoning salt
          1 tsp. pepper

          Marinate the ribs in lemon juice and 3/4 of spices for 4-12 hours (turn occasionally). Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle remaining spices over ribs. Bake in broiler pan. Turn halfway through cooking. Note: Add more spices if desired before cooking. Bake at 400 degrees F for 25-40 minutes.


    2. Lovthebluz May 11, 2007 05:12 PM

      It's got to be Greek Islands Taverna, 3300 N. Ocean Blvd. 954-565-5505

      1. Covert Ops Mar 2, 2007 11:03 AM

        You should try posting on the Home Cooking board here.

        They mostly likely won't have THE recipe yoru restaurant used, but they most likely will have A recipe that would help you re-create it at home!

        1. hatless Mar 2, 2007 08:01 AM

          Most likely that was Greek Islands Taverna, a good-not-great place that sometimes rises above like that.

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