Menu: Australia

This weekend will be the biggest Global Table party yet. We’re opening our home to 15 motorcycle buddies (plus their kids). We’ve chosen to have a classic Aussie Pot Luck Barbie – otherwise known as a barbecue – for our adventure.

I’ll be making a combination of modern and traditional favorites for the barbie:

Snags (Bratwurst Sausage)
This sausage is popular at Aussie BBQs.
Cook on a hot grill for about 25 minutes or until done.

Kangaroo Loin Bites with Fresh Mango & Pineapple [Recipe]
(Yes, I managed to find Kangaroo in Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Lean kangaroo meat benefits from a long marinade in mango puree.

Aussie Burgers [Recipe]
Hamburger topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickled beets, pineapple, and a fried egg

Damper Bread [Recipe]
Old fashioned campfire bread made with milk and sugar.

In the spirit of a pot luck, my guests brought Lamingtons (cake rolled in chocolate frosting and coconut), Bacon Wrapped Baked Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, Pavlova, Asparagus with Hollandaise, Salad with Lentils and Goat Cheese, Fosters Beer, Yellow Tail Wine, biscuits (cookies), and more! We were stuffed with the most wonderful food.

Playing at the Barbie



  1. Megan says

    I can’t wait for this weekend! Currently pondering how Kangaroo will taste and what pickled beets will do to a burger. I might bring a fruit salad for the kids to eat if something doesn’t pop up that Abby will eat.

    • Hi Donovan,

      I found Kangaroo at Harvard Meats. They get it in frozen. 🙂

      I just bought up all they had, but you can call ahead and place an order, or see when they’ll have more in stock.


      • Donovan Huffaker says

        Thank you Sasha. I can’t wait to read the report on this one. I will also make a trip to Harvard Meats with my son to see what we can bring home.

  2. Lars says

    Can I recommend meringues? When we went there, that and the Lamingtons were the signature desserts. Oh, and the beet (or, as they call it, “beetroot”) is brilliant on burgers. 🙂

  3. Rebecca Byfield says

    Well done. Hope you enjoyed the Aussie burgers and yes, beetroot is essential to any good Aussie burger, as is pineapple and egg.

    Really enjoying your site. As soon as I get back to Australia (where I can actually get some decent ingredients) I will start making some of the recipes.

  4. I would never marinate Kangaroo as an Aussie – thinly sliced, served very blue (similar to lean beef). Would not have bratwurst – never seen anyone have bratwurst. No-one in Australia drinks Fosters – only Americans. VB if you want an Aussie beer. Any true Aussie meal that is a celebration will have Lamb featured somewhere. Probably seafood, too. Prawns on the barbie is too iconic.

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