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BBQ Grilled Whole Scotch Fillet

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Garlic and Rosemary Roast Lamb

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Grilled Zucchini Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Dukkah

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Frozen Meringue & Strawberry Cake

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Potato Salad with Gherkins, Red Onion, Peas, Carrots & Corn

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Asparagus Salad with Toasted Almonds

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Chilean Tomato and Onion Salad

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Mint Jelly

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Fresh and Spicy Salsa

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Chimichurri

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Honey and Vinaigrette Dressing

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Roast Lamb & Mains

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Lamb with Mint and Pistachio Gremolata

Roz McIntosh

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Ultimate Leg of Lamb

Kathy Paterson

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Pulled Pomegranate & Mint Lamb

Kathy Paterson

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Slow Cooked Pulled Lamb

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Boneless Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Orange & Cranberry Stuffing

Allyson Gofton

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Herb Stuffed Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Kathy Paterson

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Roast Lamb with Potatoes & Leeks

Kathy Paterson

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Marinated Roast Lamb with Fresh Mint Topping

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Garlic & Wine Glazed Roast Lamb with Mint Pesto

Allyson Gofton

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Christmas Butterflied Leg of Lamb

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Herb & Caper Lamb Cutlets on Pea, Spinach & Lemon Crush

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Beef Roasts & Mains

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Roast Bolar with Homemade Spice Rub

Kathy Paterson

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Steak and Oysters with a Crisp Fennel, Cucumber and Pistachio Salad

Roz McIntosh

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Standing Beef Rib Roast with Smoked Cheddar & Chive Mash

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Rib Eye Steaks with Hot Smashed Potatoes

Kathy Paterson

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Festive Roast Beef

Allyson Gofton

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Rubbed Beef Fillet with Two Salsas

Kathy Paterson

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Bacon Wrapped Whole Eye Fillet

Andrew Clarke

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Beef Wellington

Kathy Paterson

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Roast Standing Rib of Beef

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Cooking Advice & Tips

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Tips and advice when cooking meat

Even if you're not a novice in the kitchen, cooking meat can sometimes be a little intimidating. Between timing, temperatures, cuts, and cooking techniques, it can feel like there’s a lot required to roasting lamb or grilling the perfect steak. Here is some simple advice to get you started.

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Cooking Guide: Lamb Temperatures & Cooking Times

This guide should help you navigate the various methods, times, and temperatures to cook your lamb perfectly to your preference - every time.

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How to roast in the oven

Roasting is one of the easiest cooking methods; once it's in the oven it takes care of itself. It involves cooking food in an uncovered pan in the oven and Dry, hot air surrounds the food, cooking it evenly on all sides. Depending on the food you're preparing, you can roast at low, moderate, or high temperatures. Large cuts of meat work particularly well for roasting, think whole rumps, lamb legs or tenderloins.

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How to choose the right beef or lamb cuts for a roast

Kiwis' love of roast beef and lamb, particularly for lunch on the weekend, is nothing new, in fact, it’s part of our national identity and a source of pride for home-cooks and chefs alike. With NZ Roast Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some of the best beef and lamb cuts to use for a roast.

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How to cook a carvery leg of lamb

There’s no better time to treat your family with this superb cut than the festive season. The lamb carvery leg is a visual feast as well as a delicious one. with lots of fresh flavours added to the mix it’ll be a meal like no other.

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How to cook a lamb leg

The famous roast lamb leg is a hero on the kiwi dinner table. perfect all year round, this cut can be dressed up for the festive season and teamed up with endless flavour combinations, not to mention, highly anticipated the next day between slices of fresh bread for lunch.

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How to cook a bolar roast

The bolar roast is perfect for those comforting meals needed in the cooler weather. It’s a secondary cut which is full of flavour, but is quite tough, so needs long slow cooking to lock in the flavour and create tenderness. It’s a versatile cut which can be roasted whole or cut down to use in casseroles and stews. This cut is an economic way to feed the family and whichever way you choose to cook it goes well served with creamy mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables or a tray of roasted root vegetables.

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How to cook a standing beef rib roast

The texture and flavour of a standing beef rib roast is simply unbeatable. If you can’t find it in store, ask your butcher. It’s visually impressive with its protruding bones making it a knockout dish to serve when you’re entertaining – and easy to prepare.

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Freezing and thawing meat

The freezer can be an extremely useful tool for saving time and money when you find yourself with more than enough meat on your hands. However, freezing your protein of choice should be done carefully. It’s important to follow these guidelines to guarantee your frozen proteins are safe and enjoyable to consume.

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Beef & Lamb Starters

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Feta and Sunshine Stuffed Boneless Lamb Leg

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Lamb and Green Pea Bruschetta

Kathy Paterson

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Barbecued Scotch with Summer Herbs and Labneh

Kathy Paterson

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Lamb Meatballs with Hummus

Beef + Lamb New Zealand

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Sirloin on Seed Crackers with Horseradish Crème Fraiche

Kathy Paterson

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Beef Wellington Bites

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Paprika Spiced Cutlets

Kathy Paterson

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Smashed Almond Cutlets

Kathy Paterson

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Salads & Sides

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Lamb Quinoa Salad

Kathy Paterson

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Sweet Marjoram Lamb with Summer Leaves & Citrus

Kathy Paterson

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Potato Salad with Gherkins, Red Onion, Peas, Carrots & Corn

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Chilean Tomato and Onion Salad

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Asparagus Salad with Toasted Almonds

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Spiced Buttery Sweetcorn

Peter Gordon

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Grilled Zucchini Salad with Honey Vinaigrette and Dukkah

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Colourful Caprese Salad

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Fresh Zingy Slaw

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Mexican Coleslaw

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Broccolini in ‘Cheats’ Satay Sauce

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Christmas food and traditions

A Kiwi Christmas is all about opening up a present on Christmas Eve, playing a family game of beach cricket, or eating pavlova after a few too many courses of beef and lamb. But with New Zealand becoming increasingly multicultural, Regina Wypych took the opportunity to look at the place of traditions at Christmas-time, while reflecting on the traditions in her Polish family.

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The 10 best lamb leg recipes to cook for Christmas Day

Do something a little bit special this festive season by cooking your loved ones a roasted leg of lamb on Christmas Day. A roast lamb is the ultimate Kiwi tradition, and for good reason - New Zealand lamb is the best you can get anywhere in the world. We’ve taken the hassle out of choosing how to go about doing it by selecting some of our favourite recipes.

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Our favourite Midwinter Christmas recipes

Embrace winter and find that inner festive spirit. With mid-winter Christmas parties now firmly established in the Kiwi calendar, these recipes will help you take your celebration to a new level.

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10 of our favourite roast recipes

Kiwis love of roast beef and lamb, particularly for lunch on the weekend, is nothing new, in fact, it’s part of our national identity and a source of pride for home-cooks and chefs alike. With NZ Roast Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some of our favourite traditional and modern roast options.

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Our favourite special occasion recipes

Whether it’s a knockout meal for two on date night, an easy crowd-pleaser, or a show-stopping dinner party main course, we’ve rounded up our most impressive recipes for all types of special occasions. Now all you need to think about is dessert...

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Food's gift of memories

From culturally-enriched favourites to our grandmothers’ meals and special occasions, we collected some special food-inspired gems of memories from the recipes.co.nz team.

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20 easy recipes for a Dinner Party

Need an excuse to have friends over? Here are 20. These dinner party recipes will take some of the stress out of hosting; finding the perfect meals to serve to help make sure your dinner party runs smoothly.

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Chimichurri

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Honey and Vinaigrette Dressing

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Fresh and Spicy Salsa

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Mint Jelly

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Porcini Mushroom Sauce

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Salsa Verde Sauce

Tejas Nikam

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Perfect Sauces for Steak

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Leftovers Ideas

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Leftover Lamb Sandwiches

Kathy Paterson

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Leftover Lamb & Chickpea Curry

Regina Wypych

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Filled pitas with couscous salad

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Simple Beef Steak Wraps

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Steak Rice Paper Rolls

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Lamb Rump Steaks with Red Lentil Salad

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Pulled Lamb Greek Pita Breads

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Easy Lamb Curry

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