In Australia we love our BBQs. And with spring well on the way, it’s time to heat up the grill and enjoy some outdoor dining with friends and family. This week I was contacted by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia about this year’s BIG AUSSIE BARBIE campaign.
It’s a national campaign that will run throughout September (coinciding with International Prostate Cancer Awareness Month) and encourages all Australians to host BBQs in a bid to raise funds for PCFA’s ongoing work. All money raised is invested back into community initiatives and research.
So naturally I thought – this is a great cause, and it encourages everyone to eat some great BBQ food, so of course I wanted to get involved!
I’m excited to share an exclusive recipe from Matthew Hayden – his favourite BBQ recipe I’m told! But first, make sure you register a BBQ of your own at the BIG AUSSIE BBQ website. It’s really easy. Just register your BBQ, invite your mates around and raise a bit of cash for cancer research.
Here’s Matthew’s recipe, with a couple of paleo tweaks of course!
Matthew Hayden’s Favourite Barbie Recipe – BBQ Lamb
1.5kg Boned Lamb Shoulder or Leg
5 tbsp Plain Yogurt (make it paleo by substituting for coconut milk)
2 tsp Whole Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
2 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp White Pepper Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Fresh Ginger
1 Whole Nutmeg
1 tsp Whole Cloves
1 tsp Mustard Oil
1 tsp Yellow Mustard Seeds
Place all ingredients into a food processor and blast into smooth paste.
Rub the lamb and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Place marinated meat on BBQ on a high flame for 10 minutes until seared all over than reduce heat for remainder of the cooking (approx. 25 mins)
Serve sliced with a spiced Cucumber Rita.You could also serve in lettuce leaf wraps or on a bed of cauliflower rice.