Australian Summer Recipes: 10 Yotam Ottolenghi Dishes to Cook This Season

Indulge in these delicious and refreshing summer dishes by renowned chef Yotam Ottolenghi.


Prawn-stuffed eggplants in tamarind tomato sauce

If you're a fan of stuffed foods, you'll love this Middle Eastern twist on Chinese stuffed eggplants. Prawn-and-fish stuffed eggplants are cooked in a flavorful tamarind tomato sauce with turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin. Yotam Ottolenghi recommends using haddock fillets, but you can easily substitute them with white-fleshed fish like barramundi or snapper.

These stuffed eggplants are a perfect dish to try this summer season.

Chicken, grape and za'atar salad

A great chicken salad should have roasted chicken, a tangy mustard dressing, fresh herbs, and a touch of za'atar spice. This recipe combines all these elements to create a flavorful salad that can be enjoyed as a light meal or a sandwich filler for picnics and outdoor lunches.

Prepare the components ahead of time and assemble the salad when ready to serve.

Spiced lamb skewers with caper and oregano salsa

Meat on skewers is a beloved food group worldwide, and these spiced lamb skewers are a must-try. The recipe calls for boneless lamb shoulder marinated in coconut milk and a flavorful mix of spices. The skewers are perfect for grilling and can be easily scaled up for a larger crowd.

Get ready to enjoy the delicious combination of spiced lamb and caper and oregano salsa.


Confit tomato pasta with dukkah pangrattato

If you're a tomato and garlic lover, this confit tomato pasta is a must-make dish for you. Cherry tomatoes are slow-cooked in olive oil until they burst and caramelize, while a whole head of garlic is roasted until it becomes sweet and jammy. Combine these flavors with a dukkah pangrattato, herb sauce, and conchiglie pasta for a flavorful and easy-to-make meal.

This recipe requires minimal chopping and lets the flavors shine.