How to cook Lamb Ribs
Lamb Ribs are an under-rated cut, often overlooked for pork. They’re super tasty grilled or barbecued and even better with a sticky marinade. Whether you’re making yourself a quick mid-week treat, or something more indulgent on the weekend, take a look below to find out how to cook Lamb Ribs.
What can you cook with lamb ribs
- Grilled dishes
- Barbecue dishes
Key stats - how to cook lamb ribs (70 grams)
||1 hour 10 mins
||1 hour 15 mins
How to grill lamb ribs
- When you’re cooking lamb ribs, the first thing you need to do is make sure to remove them from the fridge/freezer and bring them to room temperature. This should only take half an hour or so, depending on size of your ribs.
- Prepare a large roasting tray, with a metal rack in the middle, large enough to hold your lamb ribs. Turn the grill to medium-low.
- Season your lamb ribs with your chosen seasoning or marinade. Salt and pepper is a great start, but you might want to consider a dry spice rub, or a wet marinade. Whatever you choose, these ribs are going to taste great.
- Transfer your seasoned ribs to the metal rack in your roasting tray, and place the roasting tray under the grill. Brown on each side for 5 minutes, then turn the grill to low and cook for a further hour, turning every 10-15 minutes. If you’re using a wet marinade, try reserving some for basting the ribs during the grilling process.
- When cooked, remove the ribs to a warm bowl, and let them rest for 10 minutes before serving.
How to barbecue lamb ribs
- The first thing to do when you’re look how to cook lamb ribs, is to make sure to remove them from the fridge/freezer and bring them to room temperature. This should only take half an hour or so, depending on size of your ribs.
- Prepare and light your barbecue, and wait until your coals have turned white before cooking.
- In the meantime, prepare and season your ribs. As you’re cooking your ribs on a barbecue, you might want to consider using a dry rub, or a wet marinade or sauce. If using the latter, make sure to let your ribs sit in the marinade, refrigerated for at least 2 hours before cooking.
- When your barbecue has reached the right heat for cooking, use tongs to transfer your marinated or season ribs to the barbecue. Place each rib in a medium-cool spot first, then move to a hotter area of the barbecue if the heat allows it. Be careful not to burn the ribs by putting them on a high heat – this needs to be a ‘low and slow’ cooking process.
- Once your ribs have cooked, which should take between 50 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on how tender you prefer your ribs, remove them to a warm dish and rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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