Barbecue Mutton Ribs – Mediterranean-Style Marinated Mutton Ribs Barbecued to Perfection!

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Barbecue Mutton Ribs - Mediterranean-Style Marinated Mutton Ribs Barbecued to Perfection!
Recipe type: Mutton / Lamb / Barbecue
Cuisine: Mediterranean / Greek
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Serves: 2-4
Mutton ribs are full of awesome flavor, however they do require an acidic oil marinade and an extended cooking time to tenderise. These Mediterranean-style mutton ribs will have the crowds cheering!!!
  • 1.5kg Mutton or Lamb ribs (skin on)
For the Marinade
  • 30ml Lemon juice
  • 60ml Oil
  • 1½ Tsp Finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbs Finely chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1 Tbs Salt
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  1. To start you will need 2 racks of mutton ribs totaling about 1.5kg. Place them on your chopping board and score the skin into blocks of 1 inch or 25mm square. The skin contracts dramatically while grilling, and this scoring stops the racks from curling up and deforming during cooking.
  2. In a jug, combine the sugar, salt, finely chopped garlic, finely chopped fresh marjoram, oil and lemon juice. Whisk this vigorously until the salt and sugar have dissolved and the mixture has totally emulsified.
  3. Place the mutton in a large pan skin side up. Pour the marinade over the racks and brush it into the meat. Place the pan in your refrigerator and allow this to marinate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Heat your barbecue to medium heat and grill the mutton ribs with the lid closed for 60 minutes turning every 15 minutes. The temperature should read around 150c. Use any remaining marinade to baste the mutton during the cooking process.
  5. Be aware that the ribs have a high fat content that can lead to flare-ups. If this happens, relocate the ribs to another part of the grill surface until the flames die. Turn the heat down slightly and return them to their original position.
  6. Remove the ribs from the grill and cut them apart before serving with the accompaniments of your choice.


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