Recipes & Tips

About Grass-fed Lamb Ribs

There’s no graceful way to eat ribs, but the taste is always worth it. The meat on this cut is close to the bone which means it is full of flavor. Ribs are perfect for kids to nibble on and delicious served hot or cold at a summer picnic or barbecue.

The cut

Ribs are sold two ways, as separate ribs or joined. If joined, cut them into two, three or four rib pieces. The bigger the pieces, the longer they will take to cook.

How to cook

Best cooking methods – barbecue, roast, low and slow

Because ribs are mainly bone, they will take longer to cook than you may think. However, if the pan or grill is too hot, the marinade will burn before they are cooked through.

A common preparation for lamb ribs involves leaving them in a marinade for at least 2 hours, if not overnight, such as in this recipe for Lamb Ribs with Lemon, Honey, and Rosemary.

Remove ribs from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking and season. Preheat a grill or frying pan to a medium-high heat. Add the ribs and cook until browned and crunchy on all sides – around 15-20 minutes. If you have single ribs, they will only take around 10-15 minutes.

If roasting, preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the ribs from the marinade and transfer to a large non-stick roasting dish. Roast for one hour covered with foil, turning once. Remove the foil, return to the oven uncovered for a final 30 minutes. Transfer the ribs to a large plate and serve with your choice of sides.

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