Lamb ribs with cranberry sauce, step by step recipe with photo

Breast on ribs is one of the cheapest “cuts” of lamb. There is not much meat on each bone, but how tender, tasty and aromatic it is! And it’s great to give up formalities at the table, put aside the knife and fork – and nibble the meat from the bones, dipping the ribs in sweet and sour gravy …

Lamb ribs with cranberry sauce


  • 1.5 kg of lamb brisket on ribs
  • 1/2 tsp. dry rosemary and marjoram
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cup cranberries – for sauce
  • 1 red onion – for sauce
  • 2 cloves of garlic – for sauce
  • 1 large orange – for sauce
  • 1 tbsp. l honey – for sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds – for sauce
  • 5 peas of allspice – for sauce
  • 1 bay leaf – for sauce


Step 1

Grind onions and garlic for the sauce. Remove the zest from the orange, squeeze the juice. Put cranberries, orange juice, zest, honey and all the spices in a thick-bottomed stewpan, bring to a boil under the lid, then crush about half the berries with a crush. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cool completely, about 1 hour, cover
and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Then salt.

Step 2

Cut lamb ribs 1-2 ribs. Crush the dried herbs with black pepper to a mortar to taste. Cut the garlic cloves in half and grate each rib on all sides with garlic and mortar mixture. Sprinkle with oil, cover the meat with a film and leave in a cool place for 2 hours.

Step 3

Preheat the grill or just the oven. Put chops
on a wire rack installed in a baking sheet, and fry in the upper part of the oven – depending on the desired degree of frying – 20–25 min. Turn over once during frying. Before serving, put on a heated dish, loosely cover with foil and leave for 5-7 minutes. Serve with cold sauce.

By the way

REDMOND Barbecue Oven – a multifunctional three-in-one appliance that cooks like a grill, a compact oven and a barbecue roaster. SteakMaster has seven automatic cooking programs for different types of products: steaks, chicken, fish, vegetables. Thanks to a special baking sheet for cooking baked dishes, you can even cook pilaf and potatoes with bacon, as in the oven. Well, if you open the grill 180 °, then you get a homemade barbecue! Cook fish, vegetables – in just 10-25 minutes a light fragrant dinner will be ready

Mistress note

To make the sauce more piquant and enrich it with vitamins, put in it – when it is completely ready and cooled – some fresh cranberry berries.


Preparation time

2 h 30 min

Cooking time

25 min

Servings Per Container

4 (6)

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