The Christmas issue

Our December issue is out now, featuring Paul Carmichael's recipes for a Caribbean Christmas, silly season cocktails and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 28th December, 2016 for your chance to win a share of $50,000!

Gourmet digital

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad or Android tablet.

Top 35 recipes of 2016

2016 was all about slow-roasting, fresh pasta and comfort food. These are the recipes you clicked on most this year, counting back to number one.

Chilled recipes for summer

When the mercury is rising, step away from the oven. These recipes are either raw, chilled or frozen and will cool you down in a snap.

Decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Christmas

13 of our most decadent chocolate recipes to indulge guests with this Christmas.

What the GT team is cooking on Christmas Day

We don't do things by halves in the Gourmet office. These are the recipes we'll be cooking on the big day.

Best travel destinations in 2017

We're thinking big for travelling in 2017 - and so should you. Will we see you sunrise at Java's 9th-century Borobudur Buddhist temple, across the table at Reykjavik's newest restaurants or swimming side-by-side with humpback whales off Western Australia's coast?

Christmas vegetarian recipes

The versatility of vegetarian dishes means they can be served alongside meat and seafood, or enjoyed simply as they are. With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some of our favourite vegetarian recipes to appease both herbivores and carnivores alike.

Summer feta recipes

Whether in a fresh salad or seasonal seafood dish, feta's creamy tang can be used to add interest to a variety of summer dishes.

Sydney's best dishes 2016

For our 50th anniversary issue in 2016, we scoured Australia asking two questions: What dishes are making waves right now? What flavours will take us into the next half-century? Sydney provided 16 answers.

Spiced lamb with warm carrot and freekeh salad


With speediness in mind, we've opted for lamb backstrap here, but when you have more time, the salad would work equally well with a slow-roasted lamb shoulder.

You'll need

100 gm cracked freekeh 1 tsp each ground cumin, ground coriander and ground chilli, plus extra to serve 4 lamb backstraps (200gm each), at room temperature 2 tbsp olive oil 3 carrots, cut into julienne 1 Spanish onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley Finely grated rind of 1 lemon, juice of 2 100 gm hulled tahini 2 tbsp natural yoghurt

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 200C. Cook freekeh in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender (8-10 minutes), drain and set aside.
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, combine spices in a bowl with ½ tsp salt, then rub over lamb well. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat, brown lamb all over (2-3 minutes), then roast in oven until cooked to your liking (4-5 minutes for medium-rare). Transfer to a plate to rest, return pan to the heat, add remaining oil, then carrot, onion and half the garlic and sauté until just tender (2-3 minutes). Toss with the freekeh, parsley, rind, half the juice and season to taste.
  • 03
  • Combine tahini, yoghurt, remaining garlic, remaining lemon juice and 60ml hot water in a bowl and season to taste. Serve on spiced lamb and salad with a scattering of extra spices.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
GT
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
The GT x STILY
Christmas Boutique is now open

The smallgoods, homewares, art and more from the pages of GT are now all under one roof, ready to take their place under the tree.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Aug 2015

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes

recipes

Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast autumn recipes

recipes

Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle

Fast summer recipes

recipes

Pan-fried John Dory agrodolce with endive and goat’s cheese

Fast seafood recipes

recipes

Sparkling cherry crush

Six fast noodle recipes

recipes

Bullshot

Tequila and sangrita

recipes

Spirulina Rush

conversion tool

 
get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.

×