4-5 Racks (Approx. 10lbs Total)
Alpaca ribs are an exciting, lower fat alternative to conventional pork ribs. These ribs have been trimmed down in the St. Louis style, making them easier to handle & cook.
Alpacas are small llama-esque animals originally from the Andes Mountains of South America. They’ve been domesticated for over 12,000 years for their fiber (similar to wool) and their meat. These alpacas are pasture-raised in the upper midwest US (with supplemental grain in the winter).
Alpaca meat is mild & slightly sweet (it is often compared to lean, mild lamb or pork) with a clean finish. It is high protein but very low in both fat and cholesterol. In fact, it is lower in cholesterol (on average) than even venison and rabbit.
RECIPES & TIPS
Alpaca ribs can be cooked similarly to pork ribs as long as their lower fat content is taken into account. They may cook more quickly than pork ribs and require more care to prevent them drying out.