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Simple Lamb or Goat Ribs

Yield: 8 ounces of lamb riblets will serve 1 adult as an entree after cooking as an entree, assume, 2-3 bones /person for an appetizer 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Goat, Lamb, Ribs


  • Smoker (optional)



  • Lamb Riblets our goat ribs are excellent too
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper


  • Other seasonings of your choice optional some examples could be: curry powder, fresh herbs like chopped thyme and rosemary, spicy seasonings like blackening mix, or anything you like


  • Trim the fat cap from each rack of riblets as much as desired. Season the ribs liberally with salt and pepper, and any other spices to taste, then allow to marinate, preferably for 12-24 hours.
  • Smoke the ribs at 250 degrees for 2-2.5 hours, or until just tender. Remove the ribs, chill to make cutting easier, then grill or cook in a pan until hot throughout. From here, the ribs can be made 3-4 days in advance.
  • The ribs can also be roasted in the oven wrapped in parchment or in a covered container. Save the fat that renders out for cooking potatoes or leafy greens.



Chef's favorite rub for ribs is baharat seasoning, see a recipe for that here. Lamb or Goat Musakhan