Recipe by Chef Jackson Greaves
Executive Chef at Urban Roots Market – Nashville, TN
Lamb, it sounds extremely intimidating to cook well but here we have a recipe to keep it simple! This recipe you can use if you ever ever wanted to make some ribs with an incredibly easy wine sauce. There are just a handful of ingredients and most of the time you are just sitting around drinking your wine while the meat cooks.
Ideally you can cook these on the grill but if you don’t have access to a grill this recipe works in the oven as well! While this recipe takes a couple hours, most of it is just having it cook on the grill while you relax. All of the ingredients are common and you shouldn’t have to go shopping for too much! You can also score your meat to make it even better.
How do you score meat? Make shallow cuts against the grain of the meat and then make cuts the other direction. Only make the cuts 1/8 to 1/4 inches deep. Why do you score the meat? It isn’t completely necessary but it will help tenderize the meat and allow your marinades and spices to penetrate better.
- 2 racks lamb ribs
- 2 ears fresh corn on cob
- 2 large broccoli stalks
- Fresh parmesan cheese
Meat & Vegetable Marinade
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tbsp rosemary leaves
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp thyme leaves
- 2 tsp coarse salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 cup pinot noir
- 2 lemons juiced
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- Pull membrane off ribs and score the meat. See body of article on how to score meat.
- In a bowl combine oregano, thyme leaves, salt, pepper and rosemary. Then add in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic and honey.Brush half over the ribs, save a little to brush again when cooking.In a bowl pour/brush the other half over your vegetables and marinade them while meat cooks.
Cooking On Grill - Oven Works As Well
- Cook ribs at 250F for one hour. Flip meat at 30 minutes and brush extra marinade on meat.
- While ribs cook, combine wine sauce ingredients into a container.
- After ribs have cooked for one hour, place the ribs fat side down into a preheated dutch oven or grill/oven safe pan or on aluminum foil.
- Turn heat up to 300 F. Pour in wine mixture and close the lid or cover with foil. Cook ribs for one more hour. Cook for two hours if you want them well done.
- When there is 20 minutes left on the ribs cook time, add the vegetables to the grill.
- Grate parmesan cheese over vegetables and sprinkle parsley on ribs to taste.