Australian Lamb on a Shovel

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Appears in
Planet Barbecue

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2010

  • About

I first heard about this singular dish in an irate e-mail—the sort you normally dispose of in your junk box. It was sent by a barbecue buff from a country better known for the civility of its public discourse, Australia. The author, however, had a valid point: In all of the writing I’ve done about grilling around the world, I’ve never mentioned a technique used by generations of Australians living and cooking in the bush: grilling meats on a shovel over an open campfire. The meat sizzles on