Grilled Veal Ribs with Japanese Potato Salad



It’s strange but I guess rolled meat roasts are not common in Stuttgart.  I did find one a while back but after that experience I always buy them in France to bring back to Stuttgart.  With so many other cuts of pork, especially roast like, I guess the Germans just can’t be bothered.


I went over to Fresh Paradise thinking that they might have the roast, but no.  They did have some veal baby back ribs that I thought were interesting, so I bought those thinking of a slow grill with Asian marinade.


A side of Japanese potato salad sounded good but I didn’t have any cucumbers.  But mind made up, I substituted some cute mini courgettes.


One thing about Germany, if you don’t know how to boil and egg you don’t have to.  These colored, pre-boiled eggs have nothing to do with Easter, they are available year round.  I imagine the color is applied to separate the raw from the boiled.  I love these eggs!


The courgettes were a great substitute.


Everyone in the family likes this potato salad almost as much as my Mom’s 🙂


For over 30 years, no matter which country we were in, we would attend the yearly U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball.  The Marines would always provide each guest with a souvenir; beer mugs, wine glasses, Champagne flutes.  Here’s one from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Oorah!


Grilled Veal Ribs

5-6 slabs of baby back veal ribs

3 spring onions, whites and greens, chopped

8-10 garlic cloves, chopped

1 inch ginger piece, chopped

1/2 cup sake

1/4 cup rice vinegar

3/4 cup tamari soy sauce

1/4 cup fish sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp peanut oil

1 tbsp sesame oil

Mix all ingredients together and pour over the ribs.  Marinate over night.  Barbecue the ribs off flame, top down at between 300-325 F for about 3 hours, turning and basting occasionally.

Japanese Potato Salad

1 1/2 lb potatoes

2 carrots

3 mini courgettes, thinly sliced

1 small onion, thinly sliced

4 hard boiled eggs, chopped

3/4 cup of mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

Boil the carrots and potatoes together until tender.    Cube the potatoes and thinly slice the carrots.   Put in a mixing bowl with the chopped eggs, courgettes, onion and mayonnaise.   Add salt, pepper and mix well.



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33 Responses to Grilled Veal Ribs with Japanese Potato Salad

  1. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill barbecue, is it? Looks and sounds lip-smackingly good! The salad rocks as well. My dinner menu is set, thank you! 🙂

  2. Amanda says:

    Beautiful bbq. So funny about the colored eggs. This looks like a perfect salad.

  3. This bbq looks delish!

  4. Spectacular, Rosemary. Spectacular. I’m a big fan of veal, not that it’s frugal…

  5. kathysimmons says:

    Veal ribs! What a treat. But the Marine Corps birthday ball just made the potato salad better. Tx Rose for our next dinner attempt!

  6. Mary Frances says:

    Those veal ribs look absolutely mouth-watering.

  7. Being from Texas, potato salad is a staple. I will definitely be trying this recipe out, thanks!

  8. AnotherDish says:

    Both the ribs (with the fantastic marinade) and the accompanying Japanese potato salad look great. Love it!

  9. marymtf says:

    Try soy mayonnaise and add grated pickled cucumber.

  10. Michelle says:

    I’m fascinated by those eggs. And what a great-looking meal all around.

  11. Magic my friend. Thanks for the invite! 🙂

  12. Oh that looks great, would love to try it out.

  13. reggiorif says:

    Wow, I am not sure when I will be able to try to make the ribs… but I won’t wait to have guests over for the Japanese potato salad 😉

  14. yitzelruiz says:

    Reblogged this on dollcoronel.

  15. Karen says:

    I’ve been working in our orchard for the last few weeks having to wear a jacket. Everything about your meal has me longing for warm weather, heading to our summer cottage in Maine and getting the grill out of storage. 🙂

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