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National dish of Australia

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Roast Lamb


  • 1 kg (2.2 lbs) leg of lamb
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2.5 tsp of sea salt
  • 6 cloves of garlic, cut into slivers
  • Several sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 8 potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 white onions
  • Mint Sauce
  • Serves 4
Roast Lamb is national food (dish) of Australia


Preheat the oven to 290F. Cut the potatoes and sweet potatoes into inch-thick slices. Cut the onions in half and then place vegetables into a baking tray. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt. Place tray in the oven on the bottom rack and roast. Cover the lamb in olive oil and then sprinkle with sea salt. Use the point of a sharp knife to make small incisions all over the lamb. Place the garlic slivers and rosemary springs in the holes. Place the lamb onto the middle oven rack with the vegetable baking tray beneath it to catch drippings. Roast for 90 minutes. Test meat to see if it's done by slicing it in the thickest part. Remove from oven and transfer to a plate to rest. Cover lamb in foil and let it sit for 10 minutes. Serve with potatoes, onions and mint sauce.


Lamb, hogget, and mutton (UK, New Zealand and Australia) are the meat of domestic sheep (species Ovis aries). The meat of a sheep in its first year is lamb; that of a juvenile sheep older than one year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton. Distinct from the meat, a lamb (singular with the indefinite article) or lambs (plural) also describes live juvenile sheep, which may or may not be used for meat. In Australia, the term prime lamb is often used to refer to lambs raised for meat.

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