MLA Aussie Lamb “Cold Cut” Arepas

  • Prep time 10Min
  • Cook time 0Min
  • Technique Pan Fry / Saute
  • Meat Lamb
  • Cut Leg
  • Serves 4

A delightful fusion of South American and Italian flavors and textures.


1 cup precooked white cornmeal

pinch of kosher salt

1/8 cup of vegetable oil

1 1/4 cup water

1/4 pound Aussie lamb ham, diced

1/4 pound Aussie lamb mortadella, diced

1/8 pound genoa salami, diced

1/4 pound queso fresco, diced

3 tablespoons roasted red peppers, diced

3 tablespoons giardinera, diced

4 tablespoons mayonnaise


For the arepas: in a large bowl combine flour and salt. Mix until there are no more dry lumps and allow to hydrate for 10 minutes.

Once hydrated, knead dough and then divide into 2 ounce (by weight) portions and roll to ½” thick.

In a skillet, heat a thin layer of oil (350F), cover and brown for 6-8 minutes on each side. Once cooked, move to a cooling rack and allow to cool before slicing.

For the filling: In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.

To serve: Fill each arepa with 1.5 oz. of the filling mixture and serve immediately.