Roasted lamb shoulder with dahl, eggplant kasundi and yoghurt

It’s no secret I love cooking any kind of meat over an open fire. An Asado Grill is a great piece of kit and loads of fun to experiment with. Marinated, smokey, tender lamb served up family style with your choice of condiments - we’ve used Dahl for this dish but you could replace with Baba Ghanoush or similar for a Middle Eastern spin. - Al Brown

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  • Grilled octopus with chorizo and red capsicum vinaigrette

    I’ve always been a big fan of eating octopus and tend to order it whenever I see it on a menu. We’ve been playing around with this dish for a while and the result looks a picture, and more to the point - eats like a dream! While we’ve given you the steps to tackle the octopus prep, it can be a bit daunting so you can always ask your fishmonger to do this part for you. - Al Brown

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    New Zealand Taste|Nov 09, 2015

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    Australian Women's Weekly|Oct 27, 2015

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    Australian Women's Weekly|Oct 27, 2015

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