Jamaican-style Braaied Lamb Ribs


  • 2 racks of lamb ribs


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Braaing Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the onion, garlic, allspice, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, lime juice, soy sauce, and olive oil to make a marinade. Rub the marinade all over the lamb ribs, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat your braai to medium-high heat. Remove the lamb ribs from the marinade and season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Place the lamb ribs on the braai and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until browned and crispy on the outside.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, olive oil, and hot sauce to make a glaze.
  5. Brush the glaze all over the lamb ribs and continue to cook for an additional 5-7 minutes per side, or until the ribs are cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  6. Serve the Jamaican-style braaied lamb ribs hot and enjoy with your favorite sides!

Braai Lamb Chops with Yogurt Sauce


  • 1 c. whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • tsp. paprika
  • tsp. ground cumin
  • 8 rib lamb chops
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Coarse salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Freshly ground pepper
  • Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)


    1. Make the yogurt sauce: Combine the yogurt, lemon juice, paprika, and cumin in a small bowl, and set aside in the refrigerator.
    2. Make the chops: Heat the grill to medium heat. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper, and grill until cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with the reserved yogurt sauce and mint sprigs if desired.
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  • 1.3kg lean butterflied leg of lamb
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons sunflower oil
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1kg salad potatoes, cooked, drained and quartered
  • 250g green beans, topped, tailed and lightly blanched
  • 1 small bunch lemon thyme or juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Large bunch freshly chopped parsley


  1. Prepare the lamb (you might find this guide helpful: how to butterfly a leg of lamb
  2. To prepare the rub mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Place the lamb on a chopping board, make several slits over the surface and spread the rub mixture all over the joint.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220°C, 200°C Fan, Gas Mark 7.
  5. Insert 2 long metal or wooden skewers (previously soaked in water for 20 minutes), criss-crossing through the meat.
  6. Place directly on the shelf in a preheated oven (place a tray underneath to catch the drips) for about 50-60 minutes, turning frequently.
  7. Alternatively, place on a prepared barbecue not too close to the coals for about 55-60 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, mix all the salad ingredients together and season.
  9. Slice the lamb and serve with the salad.

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