AUS Day Lamb Baharat


One of our favourite meats to eat in Australia is without a doubt Lamb. We love it roasted, seared, slow cooked and of course BBQ’d. This Australia Day we are not only celebrating our native ingredients and indigenous traditions but also those of our new citizens. Every year this country welcomes and range of new immigrants and refugees into this country and helps them make Australia their new home. One of our favourite flavours has to be an array of Middle Eastern cuisines. In t his recipe we share a spice mix for a classic Iraqi Baharat, which will go perfectly with any lamb you plan on serving this Australia Day.





Serves 10

  • 10 lamb forequarter chops
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon


Baharat spice mix

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves



  1. Mix all spices together to make Baharat spice mix.
  2. Marinate lamb with 2 tablespoons of spice mix and approximately 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Let marinate for at least one hour, preferably 4 hours in the fridge. Remove 1 hour before cooking to reach room temp.
  3. Fire up your BBQ or grill to a high heat. Cook lamb till caramelised on both sides. Depending on thickness you may need to turn down the heat and rotate meat a few more times to cook through evenly.
  4. Take off the heat and serve on a platter with a goods seasoning of sea salt, squeeze and juice of lemon. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.