A Recipe For Your Australia Day

australia day 2016

As the Australia Day lamb campaign kicks off, it’s time to celebrate everything that makes us proud to be Australian. And one of those is eating lamb. We’ve got an impressive and tasty recipe to get your Australia Day 2016 celebrations in full flow at your next BBQ. Let’s face it, there’s no better way to celebrate your Australia Day than cooking some good grub for everyone to tuck into.

Take a look at our easy to follow recipe below. It’s a barbecue classic with a little kick that’s full of flavour and will leave your guests wanting more.

Lamb Skewers in a Coconut Spiced Sauce

Ingredients Equipment
2 tsp chicken stock powder Colour Coded Knife Set
1/2 tsp chilli powder Colour Coded Chopping Board Set
1/2 tsp ground cloves Saucepan
2 tbs ground coriander Japanese Mandoline
4 tsp ground cumin Pan
1 tsp ground cardamom Bamboo Skewers
Squeeze of lemon juice
800ml coconut cream
4 tsp soy sauce
4 tbs chopped coriander leaves
4 carrots
2 zucchini
1 red capsicum
4 tsp oil
2 garlic cloves crushed
2 small onions
800g lamb fillet cubed
1 cup button mushrooms
1 cup snow peas stems

For the Coconut Spiced Sauce

1. Grab a saucepan large enough to hold all the coconut cream. Anything bigger than one litre will do.
2. Add the chicken stock, chilli, cloves, spices and lemon juice. Slowly cook until they combine, taking care to stir every now and then.
3. Add the coconut cream and soy sauce and bring to the boil. Keep stirring until you’re happy the flavours have fused.
4. Simmer without a lid for around 10 minutes then stir in the coriander leaves. You’ll notice a floral fragrance rising from the saucepan. Leave the sauce to one side while you take care of the skewers.

For the Lamb Skewers (makes approx 50)

1. You may have to cook the skewers in batches. So grab a pan large enough to hold as many skewers as you’d like.
2. Heat the oil in the pan on a medium/low heat and add the crushed garlic and onion. Make sure you stir frequently until the onion is soft and brown.
3. Use your Japanese Mandoline to slice the carrots, zucchini and capsicum lengthways into consistent segments. Add them to the garlic and onion mix and give it a good stir.
4. Divide and thread all of the ingredients onto the skewers. Take care not to pack the skewers too tightly so the ingredients cook thoroughly.
5. Barbecue your skewers on a medium/low heat, turning every now and then so they’re golden brown all over.
6. Add the skewers to the pan and cover them with the spicy coconut sauce. Slowly simmer on the hob for 5 minutes, turning the skewers half way through to ensure the sauce covers the tender lamb.
7. Serve up and enjoy!

Have You Got a Sweet Tooth?

With your main taken care of you can start getting down to dessert. Take a look at our Mango Ice Cream recipe for a simple and refreshing way to round off your menu.

Australia Day Essentials

We know a lot of prepping goes into making your Australia Day successful. Big events can cause lots of waste. And cleaning up when everyone’s gone is something we all push to the back of our minds. Our extensive range of disposables has some eco-friendly options to take the hassle out of clearing up. You don’t need to hire expensive alternatives or spend hours washing up used crockery. All you need to do is chuck it in the recycling or compost after a single use.

These Bamboo Skewers are perfect for the recipe above. They are made with a biodegradable material making them an economical disposable choice. The looped end makes it easy to pick up the skewer without touching the food. 
bamboo skewers
Fiesta’s Lunch Napkins are great for serving with your skewers. The single ply napkins help you forget those expensive laundry bills as they can be chucked into the compost so no mess is left in sight. And with boxes of 2000, you don’t need to worry about running out any time soon.

fiesta lunch napkins
It’s great to use recyclable disposables that are environmentally friendly. Vegware’s Compostable Meal Boxes are made from recycled sugar cane and break down in as little as 47 days.
disposable meal box

The average Australian throws out 118 kilograms of plastic each year. And when you’re serving drink after drink the amount you're throwing away builds up. Castaway’s Disposable Beer Cups are an eco-smart choice with a biodegradable additive. That means there's zero waste from these cups. So you can drink to your heart's content and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

disposable cup

By Briony Cook

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