In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat ½ teaspoon of olive oil and add the pork ribs. Cook for 5 minutes.
Turn the pork ribs and cook for 5 more minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and reserve.
In a pot over medium heat, heat the rest of the olive oil and add the onion, garlic and red bell pepper. Stir and cook for about 5 minutes until wilting.
Add the peas and stir.
Add the pork ribs and stir.
Add water and bay leaves.
Bring to boil and remove the foam that is formed on the surface.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook covered for 20 minutes.
Add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook covered for 15 minutes.