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Oriental Glazed Lamb Ribs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 20 min.
Five-spice powder, honey, and lime juice impart these glazed lamb ribs with a sweet and sour flavor.


  • 4 American Lamb spareribs, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Oriental Marinade3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 cup Mirin (a chinese wine), or sherry
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons diced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon 5-spice powder


  • Rub salt and pepper into ribs.
  • In shallow glass pan, combine Oriental Marinade ingredients; reserve 1/2 cup for basting. Add ribs, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours.
  • To RoastPlace ribs on grid of broiler pan, discard marinade. Roast in 375° F oven 40 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.
  • To GrillOne hour before grilling, season ribs.
  • Cook over medium-hot coals. Cover and grill 4 inches from coals for 50 to 60 minutes, turning every 10 minutes. Brush on glaze last 10 to 15 minutes of grilling.

Cooking Lamb: Lamb should be juicy and tender when cooked. Tender lamb cuts can be prepared using dry heat - roasting, broiling, grilling, pan-broiling and pan-frying. Less tender cuts are best prepared using moist heat - braising and stewing.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 502
  Calories from Fat 328 (65%)
(57%)Total Fat 37g
(78%)Saturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(28%)Cholesterol 85mg
(64%)Sodium 1542mg
(9%)Potassium 323mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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