Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma
Slow-roasted lamb shoulder with flavours of shawarma | There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the kitchen on Christmas day while all your guests are enjoying themselves outside, so this DIY lamb shawarma recipe is the perfect solution. It’s the easiest roast lamb you’ll ever make and it pairs beautifully with the carrot and yoghurt dip and the pickled onion salad. All wrapped up in a warm flat-bread – it’s the best Christmas present ever!
Beetroot dip | This is an exotic and popular dish inspired by the Moroccan beetroot salad. Sydney-based Moroccan chef Hassan M’Souli, from Out of Africa restaurant, recommends using fresh baby beetroot to make the dip. Faithful to Moroccan cuisine, the recipe adds carrots and orange juice for a hint of sweetness and body to the dip.
Pork and cucumber noodle salad
Pork and cucumber noodle salad | Brisbane-based chef Tony Ching learnt this simple pork and noodle recipe from his mother. Quick, delicious and easy to prepare, it's sure to become a midweek favourite. The leftovers are also delicious the next day, served cold, with Chinese mixed pickles (ginger, carrot, garlic) and beans.
Carrot and orange salad
Carrot and orange salad | This Moroccan salad is so full of juice, it's served in either tea glasses or bowls with small spoons. The combination of fresh flavours wakes up the tastebuds, making it a great recipe to start to a banquet or between courses.
Tamarind beef and kohlrabi salad
Tamarind beef and kohlrabi salad | In this Vietnamese salad recipe by Luke Nguyen, seared beef strips combine with a crisp salad of kohlrabi, carrot and beetroot, making this a completely satisfying meal for two. If you can't find kohlrabi, you can use celeriac when in season.
Salmon belly sashimi, pickled nori, daikon and carrot salad
Salmon belly sashimi, pickled nori, daikon and carrot salad | Lightly seared, rubbed with lemon and dressed with pickled nori, this style of salmon sashimi needs no sauce. Served with the daikon salad, this simple Japanese recipe makes a fresh and satisfying entrée or light main meal.
Carrot salad with labneh
Carrot salad with labneh | The other star in this Moroccan salad recipe, apart from the carrot, is kohlrabi, which is a member of the cabbage family, with a similar flavour to turnip. It's a deliciously fresh dish, with the creaminess of the labne taking it to a whole other dimension.