Lamb Shoulder with Zesty Orzo Salad

zesty lamb shoulder recipe

Ingredients 1.5kg lamb shoulder 3 Tbsp sun dried tomato pesto 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar ½ cup water Orzo salad ¼ cup olive oil Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon 2 cups orzo 2 small yellow capsicums cut into fine strips 1 lebanese cucumber – unpeeled, sliced 100g ricotta cheese ¼ cup torn mint leaves Method Preheat the oven to 170°C Lay out the lamb shoulder, … Read more

Lamb and Chickpea Stew

lamb chick pea stew

Ingredients 800g Quality Mark lean lamb shoulder chops 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion cut into 8 wedges 2 carrots cut into even-sized pieces 2 Agria potatoes cut … Read more

Lamb Steaks with Potato Cakes

Lamb Leg Steaks with Potato Cakes

Ingredients Lamb 4 Quality Mark lamb leg steaks 1 punnet cherry tomato, halved ½ cup light sour cream handful of fresh mixed herbs, chopped (e.g. parsley, mint, chives) Potato cakes 3 spring onions finely chopped 1 tbsp capers grated zest of 1 lemon 3 tsp lemon juice 1 egg lightly whisked ⅓ cup finely chopped … Read more

Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

lamb shanks

Ingredients 2  Quality Mark lamb shanks 1 onion, sliced 200g button mushrooms, halved 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks 2 cups red wine 400g tomato, herb and garlic pasta sauce 2 tbsp cooking oil 1 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper Method Preheat oven to 180°C. Pat the lamb shanks dry and season well with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a … Read more

Skewered Rogan Josh

rogan josh

Ingredients 500g Quality Mark lamb mince 1 finely grated red onion 1 tsp garlic clove 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger 1 deseeded and finely chopped red chilli ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground turmeric ½ tsp paprika ¼ tsp cardamom Yoghurt sauce 1 cup yoghurt zest of 1 lemon 6 sprigs of fresh mint, leaves removed and chopped To serve Naan bread and mixed … Read more

Lamb, Mushroom and Cranberry Pies

lamb mushroom cranberry pie

Ingredients 400g Quality Mark lamb mince 2 diced onions 2 diced carrots 80g cranberries 100g sliced button mushrooms 20g plain white flour 300ml beef stock ½ tsp cumin 1 tbsp fresh thyme 4 sheets puff pastry 2 tbsp olive oil 1 beaten egg Salt and black pepper ¼ bunch chopped fresh coriander Method Pre-heat oven to 180°C. Heat the oil in a frypan and add the onions, carrots, … Read more

Who Doesn’t Love Pies?


It’s a Kiwi thing, right? I have New Zealand friends living in the US who can never find a decent pie. One of the first things they when they arrive back in NZ (when they can get here of course) is to find a tasty Kiwi pie. Pies are a great meal in winter; in … Read more

Lamb and Pomegranate Tagine

lamb and pomegranate tagine

Lamb and pomegranate tagine is our current favourite lamb shank recipe. We cook it in our oven in an iron casserole dish and often use pumpkin as an alternative to the chickpeas, which is equally delicious. Add the pumpkin after about the first hour of cooking. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons sesame oil … Read more

Chargrilled Lamb Rump with Tomato & Feta Salad

chargrilled lamb rump

Prep time: 20 mins | Cook: 10 mins | Serves 4 | Excellent source of iron Beautiful spices and creamy feta combine to make this recipe simply delicious. Ingredients Lamb 3 quality lamb rumps with any silver skin trimmed off. Spice mix 1½ tsp paprika ¼ tsp ground cumin Good pinch cayenne pepper Tomato & … Read more

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

Prep time: 15 mins | Cook: 20 mins | Serves 4 | Excellent source of iron A bright and fresh-looking dish with a lamb french rack yielding eight lamb cutlets. You could also use lamb rumps. Ingredients Lamb 1 x  lamb french rack with 8 cutlets Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning Herb paste 2 … Read more