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Sep 22, 2010 08:40 AM

Lamb Ribs?

Any of you good hounders know where I might find or order lamb ribs in Dallas? They are really, really, good.

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  1. Wow ... good luck, J.R. I have yet to find them in a supermarket/grocery. If you do find them on a menu, please post it. I used to order them in the SF Bay Area in California (though I don't remember what restaurant!) and I absolutely love them!

    1. Maybe I am confused, but the ribs are the rack. A full rack contains eight ribs, which are usually cut into small and tender rib chops. Left in one piece, the rack makes a delicious roast, or you can tie two or three racks together to form a crown roast.

      You want a rack of lamb and that is available most any place. I especially saw them last week for a hella deal at Ranch 99 Market in Plano, frenched and ready for grilling. Hella deal.

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      1. re: DallasDude

        Thats kinda what I was thinking.

        Now what kinda deal did you see at 99 Ranch? Spill it.

        1. re: CharlieKilo

          They were frozen, but beautiful looking frenched racks. I am not positive about the cost, want to say around 12 for 3 nice racks. I remember being shocked at the price and what a beautiful color they were.

          1. re: CharlieKilo

            Costco has good rack of lamb. They are vacuum packed.

            1. re: vu_man

              OK at 99 has 3 nice racks vacuum packed and frenched for about 8 bucks.

        2. I'm really looking for lamb ribs cut like pork spare ribs.

          1. I've never seen them in any Dallas market. I would however, try Rudolph's and Kuby's. And possibly, a Middle Eastern market. They sell a lot of lamb and they might be able to get them for you.

            1. OK boys,..rack of lamb is NOT lamb rib...Shheeesh! What kind of foodies are you? Also known as Lamb Breast...I just completed an exhausting search for them in Dallas, Richardson, Plano...Rudolph's Meat Market in Dallas/Deep Ellum will order them...Kuby's didn't have a clue, as did many of the other specialty meat markets around. Central Market, probably will order. but plan several days ahead. Rudolph's order Tuesday, get 'em Friday..frozen.

              Now go gee 'em..

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              1. re: toklas2

                Thank you, toklas2. I've been fixing RACK of lamb for many years and can find some excellent cuts at several markets; Riblets ... or breast ... is next to impossible to find. I have asked at HEB (Central Market in Plano), at Hirsch's meats, Market Street and Whole Foods. I get a questionable look like I'm speaking a VERY foreign language. Nobody seems to know what I'm talking about. After reading these recent posts, I will definitely have to check it out again.

                1. re: Cascokat

                  Hirschs' was clueless as well...I googled some mideastern markets in Plano/Richardson and the two "best bets" were closed....Also LaMichoacan Carneseria's etc ...Legs only..and cabrito. Rudolph's is THE best bet...

                2. re: toklas2

                  I called Rudolph's this afternoon and asked if they had breast of lamb. The response: "no" , followed by immediate hangup. I go there fairly often and recognized the voice answering so it's not as if I got some uninformed summer help. Is there some special language to use for this request, i.e., lamb ribs, lamb riblets, etc.? (And yes, next time I'm there I'm going to mention the rude response.) Thanks.