How to Cook Lamb Ribs: Baked, Broiled or Grilled

If you're wondering how long to cook lamb ribs in the oven or on the grill, the answer depends on how you like your meat.
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Though lamb ribs can be cooked in a variety of ways, experimentation is key in order to find out which method you prefer. Making baked lamb ribs allows their natural flavor to be more prevalent in the final product, while broiling and grilling lamb ribs brings out more intense, smoky flavors because of the high heat.

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Tip

For extra flavor, rub the lamb ribs with finely chopped fresh rosemary to taste right after applying the extra virgin olive oil.

The USDA recommends a minimum cooking temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, but some people prefer 130 F, which is considered medium-rare.

Baked Lamb Ribs

Things You'll Need

  • Lamb ribs, approximately 4 lbs.

  • Plastic wrap

  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

  • Baking or roasting dish

  • Sea salt or kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Herbs and spices such as rosemary, parsley or sage (optional)

  • Serving platter

  • Aluminum foil

If you're wondering how long to cook lamb ribs in the oven so that they're not undercooked but also don't come out tough and burnt, here's the best way to do it.

1. Bring the Ribs to Room Temperature

Take the lamb ribs out of the refrigerator 60 to 90 minutes before you want to cook them to bring them to room temperature. Keep covered with plastic wrap.

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2. Preheat Your Oven

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Brush Them With Oil and Season

Brush the lamb ribs all over with extra virgin olive oil and place them in a baking or roasting dish. Season the lamb ribs with sea salt or kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and any other herbs or spices you're using.

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4. Bake

Bake the ribs in the oven for 1 hour without opening the oven door.

5. Let Rest and Enjoy

Transfer the lamb ribs to a serving platter and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving them.

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Broiled Lamb Ribs

Things You'll Need

  • Lamb ribs, approximately 4 lbs.

  • Plastic wrap

  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

  • Sea salt or kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Herbs and spices such as rosemary, parsley or sage (optional)

  • Serving platter

  • Broiler pan

  • Aluminum foil

To make broiled lamb ribs, you don't have to cook them as long as when you bake them. Be sure to cook to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, per the USDA.

1. Bring the Ribs to Room Temperature

Take the lamb ribs out of the refrigerator 60 to 90 minutes before you want to cook them to bring them to room temperature. Keep them covered with plastic wrap.

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2. Preheat Your Broiler

Preheat the broiler to high.

3. Prepare the Ribs for Broiling

Cover the bottom of a broiler pan with aluminum foil. Place the ribs in the broiler pan and brush them with extra virgin olive oil and season them with sea salt or kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and any herbs and spices you're using.

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4. Broil

Broil the ribs for 5 minutes. Flip them over and broil them for an additional 5 minutes on the other side.

5. Let Them Rest and Serve

Transfer the lamb ribs to a serving platter and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before slicing or serving them.

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Grilled Lamb Ribs

Things You'll Need

  • Lamb ribs, approximately 4 lbs.

  • Plastic wrap

  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

  • Sea salt or kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Herbs and spices such as rosemary, parsley or sage (optional)

  • Grill

  • Serving platter

  • Aluminum foil

Making grilled lamb ribs is a great idea if you're having a barbecue or gathering. They also taste delicious when properly seasoned and cooked. Here's one way to grill lamb ribs.

1. Bring the Ribs to Room Temperature

Take the lamb ribs out of the refrigerator 60 to 90 minutes before you want to cook them. Keep them covered with plastic wrap.

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2. Brush Them With Oil and Season

Brush the lamb ribs all over with extra virgin olive oil. Season the lamb ribs with sea salt or kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and any other herbs and spices you're using.

3. Preheat the Grill

Preheat a gas grill to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are using a charcoal grill, allow it to preheat for 20 minutes.

4. Grill the Ribs

Place the lamb ribs over direct heat and cook for 10 minutes. Flip the lamb ribs over and cook for an additional 8 to 9 minutes.

5. Let Them Rest and Serve

Transfer the lamb ribs to a serving platter and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before slicing or serving them.

Warning

Don't leave the grill while the chops are cooking, in case the dripping fat causes a small flare-up. Smother the flame with a lid and re-position the ribs if this happens.

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