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Where to buy lamb ribs?

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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?

Thanks!

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

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    1. re: Hughlipton

      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.

      1. re: ming

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

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

      1. 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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        1. re: Burger Boy

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

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

          1. 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.

            1. I have also seen them available at Costco.