Dining Out

Tamarind and lime lamb ribs with coconut rice

These finger-licking ribs are the prefect dinner, snack or party food, but make sure you always have plenty to go around
Preparation 10 minutes l Cooking 1 hour (serves 6)

1.2kg lamb ribs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 cup (125ml) tamarind concentrate
Zest and juice of 1 lime
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp Sriracha sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp caster sugar
2 Lebanese cucumber, peeled into ribbons
Microwave coconut rice, lime wedges, to serve

1/ Preheat oven to 200C (180 fan-forced). Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
2/ Heat a lightly oiled chargrill pan or barbecue over medium-high heat. Cook lamb for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until lightly charred. Place on prepared tray.
3/ Meanwhile, place oil, ginger, garlic, tamarind, lime zest and juice, brown sugar, fish sauce and Sriracha into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves and sauce slightly thickens.
4/ Brush lamb with marinade, reserving any leftover in a bowl and cook in oven for 45 to 50 minutes, basting occasionally, or until tender. Cover loosely with foil to rest for 10 minutes.
5/ In a medium bowl place vinegar and caster sugar and stir to combine. Add cucumber, toss to coat and set aside to pickle for 5 minutes.
6/ Serve lamb with cucumber pickle, coconut rice and lime wedges.