Smoked Lamb Spare Ribs

Smoked lamb spare ribs

Smoked lamb spare ribs are an excellent way to add a smoky, savory dimension to a classic barbecue meal. While a variety of cooking methods are available, smoking is ideal for lamb due to its unique flavor profile and tenderness.

Start by seasoning the ribs with a dry rub. This blend of kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried basil and dried thyme will help to elevate their flavor profile.

How do I smoke lamb spare ribs for optimal flavor and tenderness?

Smoking lamb spare ribs is an easy way to infuse them with a rich, smoky flavor. This low-and-slow cooking method also allows the meat to become tender.

Before smoking, rub the lamb ribs with a blend of spices and let them rest for a few hours. Then, place them on your smoker and let them slowly cook until they reach the desired temperature.

Once the ribs have reached the perfect temperature, add some wood chips to your smoker and smoke them for a few hours until they are tender and ready to eat. Try using hickory or apple wood for the best results.

When you’re ready to serve your smoked lamb ribs, cut them against the grain to ensure that the meat is tender and easy to chew. Pair them with a side of grilled vegetables or roasted potatoes to complete the dish.


Smoking lamb spare ribs is an excellent way to enhance their flavor and tenderness. This recipe is relatively simple and requires only a pellet smoker, BBQ tongs, a sharp knife, and a meat thermometer.

To get the best smoked lamb ribs, it’s important to trim any excess fat and silver skin from the meat before seasoning and smoking it. This will ensure that the ribs are cooked evenly and avoid chewy, tough meat.

You can ask your local butcher to trim this for you, or do it yourself by removing the silver skin and trimming the meat from the bones.

Once seasoned, place the rack of lamb on the smoker over direct heat and smoke it until a meat thermometer reads 135-145degF. After the meat has cooled off, brush on the BBQ sauce and grill until the outside is nice and charred.


Smoked lamb spare ribs are a flavorful and tender cut that are sure to be a hit. They are a great addition to any barbecue menu and can be made in your smoker for optimal results.

In this recipe, chef Stephen Barber rubs a sweet-hot-smoky rub on the ribs before cooking them low and slow in the smoker for a crusty exterior texture and juicy succulence. This fennel-based dry rub makes a tasty and unique alternative to the standard rub that you might use for beef or pork ribs.

Once rubbed, the ribs are placed on the smoker for 2 hours to allow the fat to render and change color. After that, they are wrapped in foil and returned to the smoker for another hour to further tenderize them. Once the meat is cooked through, it’s ready to serve!


The meat of lamb is naturally fatty, so it’s especially delicious when cooked in the smoker. Smoking lamb spare ribs allows the fat to slowly seep into the meat and render, creating tender, buttery-tender ribs.

A simple marinade of rosemary, garlic, and olive oil is the ideal starting point for these smoky, flavorful ribs. Let them soak for a few hours or overnight to ensure optimal flavor and tenderness.

After smoking, these ribs are delicious served with salads, fresh vegetables, couscous, or rice pilafs. Try pairing them with a West Coast-style IPA to balance the richness of the smoky flavors and enhance their overall savory appeal.

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