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Where to buy lamb ribs?

ming Dec 31, 2008 12:59 PM

I recently had some great BBQ'd lamb ribs in Kansas city and I want to try and make it myself. However, I haven't been able to find lamb ribs in LA. These lamb ribs kind of look like baby back ribs.

Anyone know where I can get them?


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  1. Hughlipton RE: ming Dec 31, 2008 01:30 PM

    Are these lamb ribs or the riblets that I find quite often at Ralph's?

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      ming RE: Hughlipton Dec 31, 2008 01:43 PM

      Yes, they were the ribs I had from Jack Stack's BBQ. However, they charge a premium ($60-80 for 2 racks) and I was hoping to make them a little cheaper. I'm not sure what riblets look like. The ones I'm looking for are about the size of a baby back rib.

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        noshie RE: ming Dec 31, 2008 02:36 PM

        Ralphs has a lamb rib rack (all in a row and attached together like baby backs) for $7.99 per pound right now.

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      NYCnowLA RE: ming Dec 31, 2008 04:58 PM

      Gelson's has them occasionally. they will cut the racks into individual ribs if you ask.

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        Burger Boy RE: ming Jan 1, 2009 07:46 AM

        Check the ethnic markets like Jons on Vermont, Super King on San Fernando Rd near the 2 fwy or some of the other ethnic markets. Lamb is usually cheaper at these places. Good luck and use plenty of garlic and rosemary!

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          jencounter RE: Burger Boy Jan 1, 2009 07:42 PM

          Yes, BB is correct - I just saw them at Jon's in Reseda a couple of days ago.

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          bellabar RE: ming Jan 1, 2009 07:55 PM

          Lido lamb and Veal in Los Angeles.. or perhaps vernon.... they are a wholesaler but you can buy from them...

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            ganeden RE: ming Jan 2, 2009 06:52 AM

            Lamb back ribs are a problem. Baby back ribs were born from the desire to have boneless pork loin roasts, with the rib racks being a byproduct. Beef rib racks are a byproduct of boneless beef rib roasts. But there's not much demand for boneless lamb rib chops or roasts.

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              justagthing RE: ming Jan 2, 2009 09:56 AM

              I have also seen them available at Costco.

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