January 26th is almost upon us and the weather outlook for the long weekend looks perfect. But now it’s time to figure out what Australia Day Recipes will we be cooking up for our guests. We’ve put together a list of 9 Fair Dinkum Australia Day Recipes you’ll want to eat all year round, and don’t worry we’ve got you sorted through to dessert!
Australia day wouldn’t be the same without some tender lamb on your plate. Here are 3 amazing recipes for our 3 favourite cuts. Chops, the rack and the hearty roast.
Rosemary Lamb Chops with Grill Roasted Potatoes
This fantastic recipe from Weber lets you use your kettle or conventional BBQ grill to cook these chops and potatoes to perfection. With prep and grilling time totalling around 50 minutes, you’ll have your guest’s mouths watering from the start. Make sure to brush clean the grill grates before putting the potatoes on. Click here for the recipe and cooking instructions.
Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb
When prepared correctly, racks of lamb will not only taste amazing but also look beautiful. This recipe for Mustard Crusted Rock of Lamb is by Emeril Lagasse of The Essence of Emeril (On the Food Network). The recipe also includes fig chutney if you wish to indulge your guests even more! Click here for Emeril’s recipe and directions.
Roast Leg of Lamb
Lamb Roasts are an Australia Day Recipe staple for many families and with this easy recipe from Myfarelady on allrecipes.com.au you have no reason not to have it on your menu! With only 6 ingredients needed this simple yet succulent roast will definitely leave your guests wanting seconds. Click here for the recipe and directions on allrecipes.com.au.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Put another shrimp on the barbie”. Although it might make some of us cringe when said, we all know how good BBQ prawns taste.
Bronzed Ozzy Prawns
Tony Iomazzo sent in an amazing recipe to Heat Beads that is an Australia say winner. Tony believes you should keep the shells on when grilling as the shell is loaded with flavour and especially when browned. Check out Tony’s recipe here. If you want to know the best way to peel and devein a prawn look no further.
No Australia Day feast can do without mouth-watering salads and vegetables to compliment the hearty meats on show. Here are a few of our fresh picks for Australia Day.
This fresh and healthy couscous salad will be finished within minutes. It is a very tasty side dish that takes just minutes to prepare. Take a look at the recipe and preparation method on food.ninemsn.com.au.
Spring Feta & Lamb Salad
You can’t have a salad on Australia Day without infusing some lamb into it! This delicious spring feta and lamb salad recipe from Coles is a delight and with minimal prep and cooking time this makes it a very enticing dish. Check out the recipe here.
BBQ Corn with Chilli, Lime & Herb Butter
BBQ Corn on the cob is one of the best side dishes for complimenting lamb. Not only does it look great on the plate but with chilli, lime and herb butter it also tastes great. If you don’t like a little extra kick, no worries, just take the chilli out of the recipe! Enjoy this recipe from Katie Quinn Davies posted on homes.ninemsn.com.au.
We all know the next two Australia Day Recipe favourites. But this year, why not make them yourselves rather than purchasing them pre-prepared. Go on, have a go!
This recipe from Donna Hay is a breeze! The best part is definitely the use of icing sugar with the desiccated coconut for that extra sweet flavour! Take a bite out of the recipe here.
This traditional Pavlova recipe is definitely a main stay when it comes to the Australia Day menu. With a hard outer shell and soft meringue centre, this amazing dessert will be devoured with conversation at a minimum! This recipe was uploaded to sheknows.com.au by Lauren Parker, find more details here.
So there you have it, some of the most delicious Australia Day Recipes around. Of course we know you’ll have your family traditions so there is no need to cook ALL 9 recipes, but I’m sure there are a 2 or 3 you’d love to add to the menu.
Have any other Australia Day Recipes we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!