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    Total time 30 minutes
    Serves 4

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Occasionally we have parts of meals that we couldn't finish and so end up with leftovers. Take this as an opportunity to create a 'Second Chance' meal.

To help you get started we're sharing some of our favourite leftover recipes that use common leftover ingredients such as chicken, pasta and veggies. The recipes have been provided by Hello Table, Cumberland Council from their Love Your Leftovers app and cookbook as well as Go for 2&5®.

Want to share your own recipe? Visit our Facebook page and let everyone know about your 'Second Chance' meal.

Cooking with your leftovers and ingredients you have at home are just two of the things we can do to reduce food waste. We can also plan our meals, write a shopping list, measure serving sizes and store food right to keep it fresh.

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Balsamic Glazed Lamb

Special occasions Quick and easy Good for leftovers

This glaze is great with any cut of lamb. Try cutlets or rack of lamb for something different.
Total time 15 minutes
Serves 4

Balsamic Glazed Lamb



  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 garlic clove, squashed but whole
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6–8 lamb fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • 250 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely diced
  • 1 handful basil leaves, chopped

To make the glaze, add all glaze ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until mixture reduces to half and thickens (about 10 minutes). Strain into a jug to remove garlic and rosemary.

Preheat barbecue or frying pan over medium–high heat. Rub the lamb with oil, salt and pepper, and cook for 3–4 minutes in total (or until cooked to your liking) regularly turning. Remove from heat, cover and rest.

In a bowl, combine the salad ingredients and then divide among individual plates. Arrange lamb next to salad and drizzle with the glaze.

Jodie’s Tip: Drizzle leftover roast lamb with glaze and serve with a simple salad.

Recipe © Summer TABLE by Jodie Blight (, reproduced with permission 2017

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