Discover the irresistible allure of Garlic Brown Sugar Lamb Ribs, a culinary masterpiece that takes succulent lamb spare ribs to new heights of flavor. The richness of garlic and the sweetness of brown sugar meld together to create a symphony of tastes that’s both indulgent and unforgettable.
- 2 rack of lamb spare ribs
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Garlic Brown Sugar Glaze:
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika (for a hint of smokiness)
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
- Fresh chopped parsley or cilantro (for garnish)
Prep the Lamb Ribs:
Pat dry the lamb spare ribs with paper towels. Trim any excess fat and remove the membrane from the back of the ribs for better flavor absorption.
Season the Ribs:
Season the ribs generously with salt and freshly ground black pepper. This forms the flavorful foundation for your garlic brown sugar glaze.
Create the Glaze:
In a bowl, combine brown sugar, minced garlic, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes. Mix well to create a luscious glaze.
Coat the Ribs:
Brush the prepared garlic brown sugar glaze over both sides of the lamb spare ribs, ensuring an even coating. Let the ribs marinate for about 20-30 minutes to absorb the flavors.
Grill or Oven Time:
Grill Method: Preheat your grill to medium heat. Place the coated lamb ribs on the grill and cook for about 30-40 minutes, turning occasionally and basting with more glaze.
Oven Method: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the coated lamb ribs on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Roast in the oven for about 1 to 1.5 hours, basting with the glaze every 20-30 minutes.
Keep grilling or roasting until the lamb ribs are tender and the glaze has caramelized into a rich, glossy coating. The ribs should have a lovely deep brown color with irresistible flavors.
Rest and Serve:
Once done, remove the garlic brown sugar lamb ribs from the grill or oven. Let them rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.
Garnish and Enjoy:
Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley or cilantro over the ribs for a burst of color and freshness. Serve the ribs with your favorite sides for a finger-licking feast.
With every bite, you’ll experience a tantalizing blend of sweet, savory, and smoky flavors that showcase the culinary magic of balance.