Easy Lamb Ribs with Furikake by Hamzi

Over To You is a brand new series that we’re trying where we invite foodies to share a recipe, cook and eat with us. Starting us off is Hamzi Arif, barista extraordinaire and Muslim-BBQ enthusiast.


He shows off his skills with this easy copycat that mimics the low-and-slow basics of barbecue by using an Instant Pot pressure cooker. Showing homage to his roots, he incorporates East-Asian flavours of furikake and miso into this delicious and super easy lamb rib recipe.


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  • Servings: 4 - 6 pax

  • Time: 1hr 15min

  • Skill: Easy



    1. 2kg (approx. 1kg per rack) Lamb Ribs

    2. 1.5L Water

    3. 15-20ml Liquid Smoke

    4. 150ml Molasses

    5. 4 tbsp (adjust to taste) Smoked Salt


    1. 2-3 tbsp Hot Mustard

    2. ½ cup Furikake

    Miso Apple Slaw:

    1. ½ head Chinese Cabbage

    2. 2 whole (sliced into strips) Red apples

    3. 4 tbsp Mayonnaise

    4. 1 tbsp Miso

    5. Juice of ½ Lime

    Avo-Lime Sauce:

    1. ⅔ cup Greek Yoghurt

    2. 2 tbsp Honey

    3. 3 tbsp Mayonnaise

    4. 2 whole Ripe Avocados

    5. Juice of 1 Lime


    1. Prepare brine with liquid smoke, smoked salt and molasses in the pressure cooker with the lamb ribs for 20-30 minutes using an instant pot. 

    2. While lamb ribs are cooking, prepare miso apple-cabbage coleslaw by combining mayo, miso and lime juice. Season mixture to taste. 

    3. Slice apples with mandolin and cut into julienne strips. 

    4. Cut cabbage into chiffonade and combine ingredients together. Put slaw aside. 

    5. Prepare avocado lime by putting ripe avocados, lime juice, mint, yoghurt and honey in a blender. Taste for seasoning and set aside. 

    6. Preheat the oven at 200 degrees celsius. 

    7. When the instant pot is done, release pressure and place ribs on a wire rack. 

    8. Brush mustard on all surfaces of the ribs and rub furikake, brown sugar and salt all over the surface as a dry rub. 

    9. Place ribs in the oven for 10 - 15 mins wrapped in foil and another 10 mins unwrapped.

    10. Plate all components and serve.

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