Asian Lamb Ribs

Asian Lamb Ribs

These Asian Lamb Ribs are fabulous as a meal, served with steamed rice and slaw (as below), or to feed a group of kids that you can’t coax inside, so give them something they can eat with their fingers whilst sitting about the lawn.


  • 1.5kg lamb ribs (2 Conscious Farmer packs)
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 200ml rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 100g honey
  • 70ml soy sauce
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 30ml kecap manis
  • To serve – toasted sesame seeds and sliced spring onions



  • ½ small white cabbage – shredded
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves and stems
  • 1 carrot – grated or peeled into thin lengths
  • 2 spring onions – finely sliced
  • 50ml sesame oil
  • 50ml soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove – crushed



Preheat the oven to 160oC.  Combine olive oil, grated ginger, garlic cloves, black pepper, cumin, chili and sea salt.

Coat ribs with the oil and spice mixture, place in a baking dish and cover with foil (I put some baking paper between the food and foil). Alternatively place in a large dish with a lid.

Roast in the oven for 2 hours.


While the ribs are roasting, prepare the rib glaze. Combine the honey, soy sauce, vinegar and 1 garlic clove in a saucepan and simmer over a medium to high heat until thickened.

After around 2 hours time, remove the ribs from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 200oC. Place the ribs on baking paper on baking trays and brush the ribs with the glaze. Roast for around 15-20 minutes or until sticky.


Place cabbage, spring onions, carrot and coriander into a bowl.  Whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, rice or apple cider vinegar, grated ginger and garlic together. Pour over salad and toss.

To Serve

Serve slaw and steamed fragrant rice alongside the ribs that have been sprinkled with sliced shallots and sesame seeds. As well as delicious and sticky, it’s a great healthy meal when you go with grass fed!

Enjoy, Kirrily.

Lamb ribs are available in both our Half Lamb and Whole Lamb Hampers.