Merry Christmas from Belgium!

Christmas is the time for yummy cookies, tasty punch and delicious dinners. We asked our colleagues to reveal their favourite Christmas recipes.

On December 18th, Thomas Pertry (Senior Marketeer @ Mitsubishi Electric Belgium), tells us how he prepares his favourite winter meal.




Ribs in a sweet tomato sauce

“The best comfort food after a cold intense winter walk.

The combination of sweet tomato sauce with the fresh herbs of the chimichurri takes this recipe to the next level.”





Ribs in a sweet tomato sauce 

Ingredients for 4 people:

2 square ribs
8 carrots
4 parsley roots
8 turnips
2 red peppers
8 tomatoes
4 green peppers
1 red chili pepper
20 dried apricots
30 black and/or green olives
1000 ml passata
Sour cream
Pepper and salt
Olive oil



// Cut the ribs into portions. Peel the carrots, parsley roots and turnips. Cut them into rough pieces. Also roughly chop the bell pepper, tomatoes, green peppers and chili pepper.

// Put the ribs in the pan and let them fry until nice and golden brown.

// Saute all the vegetables in a dash of olive oil. Add fresh basil, thyme, apricots and olives. Season with salt and pepper. Now add the ribs and pour over the tomato sauce. Simmer until the ribs are fully cooked.

// Finely chop the green herbs for the chimichurri together with a dash of olive oil. Finely chop the spring onion and the red pepper. Add to the green herbs and chop again. Pour the chumichurri into a jar and season with the zest and juice of half a lemon and a pinch of salt.


To serve:

Place the ribs in a large bowl and finish with the chimichurri sauce and a dollop of sour cream.


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