Spiced Lamb Ribs with Lemon Yoghurt and Couscous

  • Serves 4
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cooking Time 105mins
Spiced Lamb Ribs with Lemon Yoghurt and Couscous


  • Serves 4

Israeli Couscous Salad 

Lemon Yoghurt 

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  1. Combine Portuguese seasoning, garlic, salt and half the oil to form a paste. Rub over ribs to coat. For the best flavour, marinate for approximately 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Place ribs in a baking paper lined roasting dish, add orange juice and stock. Cover with foil and roast at 170c for 1.5 hours or until tender.

  3. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add couscous and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Combine oil, mustard and lemon juice in a bowl, whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl, add dressing, and toss gently to combine. 

  4. Arrange ribs in a single layer on a baking paper lined tray, brush with remaining oil. Roast at 220c for 15 minutes or until very crispy.

  5. Combine yoghurt, lemon zest and mint in a serving bowl. Serve hot ribs with salad, lemon yoghurt, lemon wedges and extra mint leaves.




  • These ribs are also a great finger food for entertaining. Simply serve on a platter with lemon yoghurt.
  • Lamb ribs can be rubbed with any spice mixture they are very versatile, so start experimenting.
  • If you don’t have pecans, use any nut of your choice.