Dan Hong Shares His Secret Family Lamb Recipes


Dan Hong's Lamb Dumplings. Image by Australian Lamb
Dan Hong's Lamb Dumplings. Image by Australian Lamb
Merivale's Executive Head Chef Dan Hong reveals some of his best kept family recipes, Grilled Marinated Lamb Chops and Lamb Dumplings with Sesame Sauce and Chilli Oil. His mum Angie, is his best kept culinary secret. 

“I remember eating chops at my friend’s house, simply seasoned with salt and pepper and served with overcooked green veg. While that was quite nice…my mother would put her own spin on lamb, by marinating the chops Asian style and grilling them till the edges of the meat were dark and caramelised” says Dan.

“Lemongrass and ginger are hero ingredients for this lamb chop marinade, but my mother’s secret ingredient is actually vegetable stock powder!”

Dan Hong’s Lamb Cutlets. Image by Australian Lamb.

Take a look at Dan’s Lamb Cutlet recipe here.

Dan has been inspired by his mums cooking his whole life. Her cooking has been one of his biggest influences and really contributed to Dan finding his own style that features simple cooking with superstar flavour. A great recipe that showcases his skill is Dan’s Lamb Dumplings with Sesame Sauce and Chilli Oil.

“This dumpling dish is based in a classic regional Chinese dish called Shepherd’s purse dumplings. I used to go to Ashfield with my mum to eat these dumplings when I was young. Traditionally pork is used but the delicious flavour of lamb makes these a flavour explosion and suits the name much better!


Dan Hong’s Lamb Dumplings. Image by Australian Lamb

Check out the delicious dumplings here.


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