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Lamb: a local ingredient, but global cuisine
National Lamb Day is a celebration of the date the first shipment of New Zealand lamb arrived in London after a long voyage from our shores in 1882. Since then many immigrants from across the globe have arrived on our shores to call Aotearoa home, and with them they bring their diverse and delicious cuisines, including some exotic and exciting lamb dishes.
From Lebanon to Indonesia and everything in-between, the versatility of lamb is showcased in this collection of dishes from around the world. If you’re feeling like something a little different to our traditional Kiwi lamb roast to celebrate National Lamb Day on Sunday 24th May, then check out these recipes.
This lamb parmigiana is an absolute winner, dripping with mozzarella and accompanied with lightly pickled zucchini along with the punchy flavour of dried tomatoes, it brings together many of the flavours and foods we traditionally associate with popular Italian cuisine. The bonus is this recipe comes with a video showing you just how easy it is to produce this stunning-looking meal.
We challenge you to find us anyone who doesn’t love Thai food. This red lamb curry brings together those refreshing flavours of lemongrass, ginger, and lime with the rich creaminess of coconut cream which makes this cuisine so popular. Using a store brought red curry paste makes this recipe particularly quick to assemble.
Kiwi cuisine is massively influenced by the pairing of our world-leading produce and the influence of the myriad of cultures that have made Aotearoa home. These healthy homemade lamb burgers deliver the perfect fusion of New Zealand and the Mediterranean with native Kawakawa combining with a feta sauce seasoned with lemon, chopped mint, and crème fraîche.
Posted by Shawn Moodie