Grilled feta stuffed lamb salad

January 15, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Looking to head down under? You don't to leave the Bay Area to have a taste of Australia. Chef, author and host of Australia's "Wine Roads," Sally James, shows us how to pick Australian grown groceries for the perfect seasonal meal.

Recipe: Grilled feta-stuffed lamb salad with macadamias and truffle honey dressing
Serves 4


  • 2 Australian Lamb Eye of Loin
  • 1/4 cup Yarra Valley Dairy Feta Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Murray River Salt
  • Brookfarm Macadamia Oil


  • 2 cups rocket lettuce (arugula)
  • 2 witlof, sliced (endive)
  • 1 frissee lettuce, torn
  • 1/3 cup Brookfarm Roasted Macadamia Nuts
  • 3 tablespoons Evooroo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Valley Produce Company Truffle Honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Slice the lamb loins in half horizontally, leaving one side in tact so they can be butterflied open. Spread the inside of each with the feta cheese, leaving ½ inch at the edges, then fold back over. Season with the salt.

Heat a grill or heavy based pan over medium high heat, and add enough oil to form a thin coating. Add the lamb and cook for 2-3 minutes each side, for medium rare, or until cooked as desired. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Toss the lettuces and macadamias together in a large bowl. Whisk together the oil, honey and lemon and toss through the salad, season to taste.

To serve, slice the lamb and serve warm on the salad.

Australian Cheese and Condiment Platter

  • King Island Dairy Roaring Forties Blue
  • VPC Pear and Hazelnut Pyramid
  • Murray Bridge Cheddar
  • Brookfarm Bush Pepper Macadamia Nuts
  • VPC Truffle honey
  • Waterwheel Waterthins
  • VPC crackers and flatbreads

Recipes courtesy of Sally James. For more information, visit

About Sally James:
An award-winning Australian chef, author, educator, television presenter and ambassador for Australian food and wine, Sally James' books and recipes have won international acclaim for food and wine pairing, health and creativity.

Aussie Foods at Andronico's:
For the month of January, Andronico's supermarkets are promoting Australian Made, Australian Grown foods - including some of the ingredients used in this recipe (King Island Blue and Murray River Salt).

There will be two Market Days on the 16th and 17th of January at the San Francisco Store where people will be able to taste gourmet food and meet some of the producers. For more information visit

About Australian Made, Australian Grown:
People should look for the famous golden kangaroo symbol as an identifier of quality, genuine Australian products.

For more information, visit