Barbecue season is almost upon us! Well, atleast that is the case in sunny Australia. Sorry to my friends in the northern hemisphere. You guys had your summer and now its our turn!
What a better way to enjoy the barbecue and outdoor entertainment season than with succulent lamb ribs, a cool glass of wine or an icy cold, crisp beer? The easiest way to entertain this summer is to use our Rib Rub spice blend.
The recipe for this lamb dish is so simple that you literally only need 2 ingredients, lamb and barbecue sauce. Now tell me that isnt the easiest recipe you have ever read!
How is that even possible, you ask. Well, we combined 8 different spices into our Rib Rub Spice Blend so you don't have to worry about getting the flavours right.
This is seriously the easiest way to prepare lamb ribs this summer. Simply smother the lamb in our Rib Rub spice blend and baste it with bbq sauce.
Voila! You have mouth watering spiced lamb ribs ready for everyone gathered. You can choose to serve it with yogurt dip or barbecue sauce or just dig into it.
Vegetarians, fear not. All our organic and gourmet spice blends are suitable for vegetarians too! This month we have a Smokey Rice Bowl which is healthy yet filling vegan and vegetarian salad. Keep reading for our alternative vegetarian twist to this delicious spice blend.
We have thought long and hard about what blends are fun, easy to use and rarely found in your neighborhood supermarket. Did you know that most in-store blends have extra additives like color, stabilizers or fillers like cornflour or rice flour?
This means that the spice blends are diluted and you need to use more of every spice to get the same degree of flavor. Each time to use these blends you are ingesting a range of chemicals that are really not necessary! This also means that you use up your spices faster and have to buy another bottle. Sneaky huh? We think so too.
Our blends only contain pure spices and nothing else. Still, they have a shelf life of 12 months and you can make between 6-8 serves with every pack. Amazing right!
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Without any further delays, lets cook this lamb!
Make sure you choose a good quality and fresh rack of lamb from your local butcher. We chose one that was around 350g but you can buy any size you like. You just need to ensure that the lamb is well coated in the Rib Rub Blend.
Smokey Rack of Lamb
- 350g (12oz) rack of lamb
- 1 cup barbeque sauce
- 10g (1tbs) Rib Rub Blend
- Coat the rack of lamb in the Rib Rub and marinate ovenight
- Sear the rack of lamb in vegetable oil until golden on all sides
- Baste the lamb in barbeque sauce and roast it in the oven for 25 minutes* at 180C (356F) degrees
- Allow the lamb to rest for 5 minutes
- Slice and serve with barbeque sauce
*Cooking times are a guide and may vary depending on your appliance
Try this recipe at your next barbecue and your guests will be blown away!
Vegetarian Option: Smokey Rice Bowl
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- 10g (1tbs) Rib Rub Blend
- 150g (5oz) firm tofu, cubed
- 2 cups wilted spinach or kale
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- Lemon juice
- Mix the barbecue sauce with the Rib Rub Blend. Add the cubed tofu and stir until coated
- Allow the tofu to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
- Drain the tofu and layer on a baking tray. Reserve the remaining marinate.
- Bake the tofu at 200C(392F) for 20 minutes
- Flip the tofu pieces, top with remaining marinade and bake for a further 10 minutes until browned
- In a bowl layer the rice, chickpeas, tofu and spinach
- Drizzle with lemon and serve warm
This vegetarian alternative is a great way to use the Rib Rub blend for all you vegetarians and vegans.
Make sure you seal your spices tight and store in an dry place until you need it again.
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