Spiced to perfection - you'll feel like the coolest kid in town
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
2 lamb rump roasts (approximately 400g each), fat trimmed
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tsp wasabi paste
2 tbsp chives, finely chopped
2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
1/3 cup natural yoghurt
1 Lebanese cucumber, peeled into ribbons
2 small carrots, peeled into ribbons
1 small pear, thinly sliced
2 cups baby Asian leaves
6 brioche buns
Pickled ginger and lime wedges, to serve
Preheat oven to 200°C (180° fan-forced). In a small bowl place oil, 2 tsp wasabi, chives and mint. Season and stir to combine. Brush tops of lamb rumps with wasabi mixture.
Place lamb on a rack in a roasting tin. Cook in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Set aside covered with foil to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.
Meanwhile in a small bowl combine remaining wasabi and yoghurt. Season, adding a little water to thin if necessary.
To serve, place cucumber, carrot, pear, Asian leaves and lamb into the buns. Drizzle with yoghurt, top with ginger and serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Hot Tip: To pack a punch you can add one more tsp of wasabi paste and fresh green chillies to serve.
It's hot. It's really hot. All you want to do is grab a cold drink or ice block, but did you know this probably wouldn't help? While cold food and drink might give you temporary relief from the sweltering heat, the real trick to cooling down is not what you think.
Put down the icy-pole, it's time to introduce some spice to your life. Why? Because research shows eating hot foods will actually help you feel cooler this summer*. Researchers found that eating spicy foods with lots of chilli triggers an immediate response from the thermoregulatory system making your body sweat, which in turn cools down your body as sweat turns to water vapour - genius!
If you're a spice master or prefer a milder taste bud sensation, Australian Lamb has a tasty recipe to suit you. Quick, easy and packed full of flavour, these cooling recipes include tikka masala lamb kebabs, a spicy Thai noodle salad and wasabi lamb buns.
So what are you waiting for? It's time to cool down by cooking up a delicious lamb meal this summer.
Recipe from Australian Lamb