December 11, 2018

Sichuan Honey Glazed American Lamb Ribs


Recipe Provided By
"The Food in My Beard"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

2 hrs

Total Time

2 hrs 10 min



Sichuan Honey Glazed American Lamb Ribs on plate


1 rack American Lamb Ribs (about 1.25 pounds / 9 ribs)

Spice Blend

  • 2 tablespoons Sichuan peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

Cooking Liquid

  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup Shaoxing wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped 

Finishing Sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced 


  • Sesame seeds
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chili flakes


Cut lamb rack into individual ribs; place into a baking dish, lightly season with salt. 

For the Spice Blend: Grind together peppercorns, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, chili flakes and salt; rub all over the ribs. 

Add soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, wine, honey and ribs to the baking dish; stir well to combine. 

Cook at 325°F for 1 hour. Turn ribs; continue cooking another 30 minutes to 1 hour or more, depending on desired doneness. Turn occasionally to brown; add liquid if needed. Remove from the oven. 

For the Finishing Sauce: In a bowl, combine honey, soy sauce and lime juice. 

To serve: Transfer ribs to a serving dish; top with Finishing Sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, cilantro and chili flakes as desired.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

American Lamb Ribs in baking dish
Sichuan Honey Glazed American Lamb Ribs
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