What is this?

Discussion in 'Lamb' started by justpassingthru, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I stopped by the store to pick up something for lunch and saw these, this is the first time they have had them.

    I've read through the posts and learned there is a difference between lamb ribs and lamb breast and how they are cooked, they are labeled lamb ribs and grilling is the suggested way of cooking, but they have a lot of meat after the ribs, I was planning on cooking them low and slow, 3-2-1 like suggested in some of the threads.


    Lots of fat.


    Here's the meat.


    I was thinking of using salt and pepper, fresh garlic, thyme and rosemary as spices, do you think 3-2-1 will work?


  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lamb rib roast?
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The label says ribs.  Hard to tell from that pic, but it looks like a rack of lamb.  No 3-2-1 for that baby! That is primo meat if it is the rack. 

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ok.  I think I misread your post and intentions.  3-2-1 would be good for any sternum meat, but I want those ribs medium rare.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking!
  6. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    smoke it for hours, the best You'll ever have, make sure how You position them, dont git them to dry......very nice
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  7. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thats a lamb...that looks like a BIG LAMB!   MMMMMMMM lamb.[​IMG]
  8. Riblets!

    If the loins have been sparated, and it's just a rack of riblets:

    I say score the fat crosswise, season with salt and pepper and mix rosemary, garlic, chili flakes, and lemon zest in the blender with olive oil, rub that in and let it set overnight, then slow roast until tender. I'm sure pecan would be nice, but if a local vineyard is trimming their vines, then snag the dried out discard, and smoke away!

    Serve with roasted red potates, glazed beets, green salad, and a nice Zin!

    If this is just half a hotel rack:

    repeat seasoning and flavoring steps above, roast in the smoker at about 325 until the meat reaches 100 degrees, remove it, and let it cool for 30 minutes. Get a searing bed of coals going, and when the meats done resting, sear it off on the high heat until the fat is dark and crispy, let it rest again, and serve as before.

    You can french the ribs if you like, but I like the more primeval look of the rib meat left intact.
  9. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thank you all that have replied, sorry for not replying sooner, but I've been busy dealing with an emergency.  I was planning to smoke them this afternoon, but didn't have the time to prepare them last night. Looks like it will be put off until tomorrow, I'll start a new thread with my smoke.  Thanks, Gene               Looks like I'll have to uninstall the new Firefox, that's evidently what's wrong that won't allow me to post correctly.
  10. Really?  I have never thought of that.  A grape vine isn't a hardwood, so I would have never tried it.  Anyone else use grape vines?  I have a few vineyards around me.  I would assume they trim in the fall, so I may need to stop by.
  11. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    the best wood??? in My opinion is grape vine......do a lamb on open spit.....unbelievable...so hard to procure....if it was more avail, thats all I "wood" use

  12. It's nice, definitely not hardwood, but not pitchy.

    X2. Grape vine is one of the better woods, but difficult to source.
  13. Hmm....Sounds like a business opportunity to me.
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Grape is a wonderful wood.  Fortunately I live in grape country and it is available.  Then again, with the AMNS, I am not using that much wood any more.

    Good luck and good smoking!
  15. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    I never thought of using grape either. What other meats have you guys used it on? It just so happens I have 4 sets of vines along the front of my garden and they are in need of pruning. 
  16. throw it on your coals in a foilpack while grilling a dry-aged ribeye, or for smoking a venison ham.

    any grazing animal, really soaks up the favors.

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