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Country-Style Ribs with Quick-Pickled Watermelon

This recipe combines tender, flavorful country-style ribs with a unique and refreshing quick-pickled watermelon. The contrast between the rich, savory ribs and the tangy, sweet watermelon creates a delightful dish perfect for summer gatherings

Country-Style Ribs with Quick-Pickled Watermelon

For the Country-Style Ribs:

2 lbs country-style pork ribs
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (store-bought or homemade)

For the Quick-Pickled Watermelon:

4 cups watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

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