Australian Lamb Roast Recipe
Australians love lamb. Since time immemorial, sheep have been their humble friend and an essential food and clothing source for them. Today, Australia is the largest consumer and exporter of lamb globally and rightly so, since the lamb is relatively cheap and of good quality.
Australians consume lamb in various forms, the favourite being the Australian national dish called the Lamb Roast. It is a classic meal that consists of lamb roasted to perfection served with roast veggies of your choice. We thereby decides to bring a perfect lamb roast recipe for you.
Cooking the lamb roast isn’t easy. The lamb depending on the cut, has to be roasted at just the right temperature. If you’re a meat lover, chances are you’re already drooling. So, let’s get to the point and get cooking!
Some Helpful Tips Before Getting Started
Ensure that the meat is at room temperature before roasting it to prevent the meat from drying out while roasting.
You don’t need to marinate the lamb before roasting. That’s because if the meat is fresh, it will be juicy and tender enough, and you can just use seasoning instead. To each their own, and if you must marinate, do it for an hour.
The roasting time depends on the cut and how well you want it. Some people like it rare roasted where it is seared well on the outside, but the meat inside is still pink. Some like it medium while there are others like it well-done. Again, it’s a personal choice and preference. Set the temperature and the time accordingly.
Read more here on the best easy-to-cook lamb cuts for roasts.
You can do the roast with the bones intact, boneless, or butterflied. However, some chefs believe that leaving the bone in adds to the flavour.
Australian Lamb Roast Recipe: Make small slits on the lamb. Spread oil evenly over the meat. Make a paste with crushed garlic, rosemary, oregano, Sumac, etc. and spread the paste evenly over the meat, including the slits, so the meat’s inside can absorb the flavour.
Season it with salt and pepper. Then, put it in the preheat oven at 190 degrees for about 20 minutes. Some people also use honey, mustard, and cilantro for paste. It entirely depends on your taste. Read more here to check out your options.
What Goes Best with the Lamb Roast?
Meanwhile, you can take the vegetables of your choice. The most popular vegetables that go with Australian Lamb roast include potatoes, pumpkin, Zucchini, Carrots, sprouts, etc. Take the diced and sliced veggies on a separate pan with oil seasoned with salt and pepper. Roast it with the lamb for another 45 minutes bringing the temperature down to 180-degree centigrade tossing the vegetables every 15 minutes. Once done, take the lamb out.
Cover it foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. This will ensure that meat is tender with all its juices intact. Serve it roasted with vegetables, sliced lemon wedges, and your choice of red wine.
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Whether you are looking for quick brunch options for a lazy Sunday or a quick-fix dinner after a long hectic day at work, the Australian lamb roast is sure to leave you with clean plates and a satisfied tummy!
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