Lamb & Potatoes (with lemon, rosemary & garlic)      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


     

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    

 
   
     
       
         
            
            
         
       
      
       
         
            
            
         
       
      
       
         
            
            
         
       
      
       
         
            
            
         
       
     
   
     

 Home RSS      This recipe does what it says on the tin:  Lamb, potatoes, lemon, rosemary (with a couple of extra herbs and spices in there) that will give you a fantastic roast dinner that is very easy to prepare. This isn’t the slow-cooked, ridiculously mouth-watering Kleftiko lamb recipe many of you will associate with Greece, but it is a Greek inspired recipe (there’s Ouzo in it), so you know it’s gonna be good. Don’t worry though, the Kleftiko will be making an appearance.   Preparation    Serves 6   Prep Time – 15mins  Resting Time – 2-3hrs  Cooking Time – 2hrs (pink meat)                              2hrs 15mins (well done)      All you need is 1 large roasting tray      Ingredients   Leg of lamb – 2.2kg  Fresh Rosemary – few sprigs  Garlic Clove – 1 large OR 2 regular  Lemon Zest – 3 lemons  Lemon Juice – 2 lemons  Dried Thyme – 1 teaspoon  Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon  Ouzo – 50ml (not essential but gives the lamb a subtle hint of aniseed)  Potatoes – 4 baking potatoes, cubed  Extra Virgin Olive Oil  Seasoning      Method   Garlic – slice into 8-12 pieces  Rosemary – remove from stalks  Lamb – make 8-12 incisions (the same number as the number of garlic pieces) into the skin and poke a piece of garlic with a bunch of rosemary sprigs into each incision     In your roasting tray:  Add the Lemon Zest, Thyme, Cinnamon, good glug of Olive Oil, Ouzo, Salt & Pepper  Lamb – massage garlic/rosemary lamb with the ingredients in the tray and leave the meat to marinade uncovered for 2-3 hours (to reach room temperature)     After 2-3 hours:  Pre-heat your oven to 170°C with fan  Once heated, place roasting tray into the oven for:  45mins (Pink meat)  1hr (well-cooked but still tender)     Potatoes – dice into cubes  After chosen time, remove roasting dish from the oven and add the diced potatoes  Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper – add to the roasting dish  Baste the lamb and potatoes in the liquid  Place back into the oven for 30mins (same temperature as above)     After 30mins:  Remove the tray and toss the potatoes  Add to the oven for a further 30mins     After 2nd round:  Remove lamb from the roasting dish onto a tray  Shuffle potatoes around in the roasting dish and return to the oven to crisp up for 10-15mins (190°C Fan)  Check your potatoes don’t burn during this final stage and give them a stir once or twice during this time so that they brown all over  Remove the potatoes and carve your delicious lamb     Served beautifully alongside a proper Greek salad, hummus and flatbreads      

  
     
    
       
        
           
                
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


    

 

   

     
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Lamb & Potatoes (with lemon, rosemary & garlic)

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This recipe does what it says on the tin:

Lamb, potatoes, lemon, rosemary (with a couple of extra herbs and spices in there) that will give you a fantastic roast dinner that is very easy to prepare. This isn’t the slow-cooked, ridiculously mouth-watering Kleftiko lamb recipe many of you will associate with Greece, but it is a Greek inspired recipe (there’s Ouzo in it), so you know it’s gonna be good. Don’t worry though, the Kleftiko will be making an appearance.

Preparation

Serves 6

Prep Time – 15mins

Resting Time – 2-3hrs

Cooking Time – 2hrs (pink meat)

                            2hrs 15mins (well done) 

 

All you need is 1 large roasting tray

 

Ingredients

Leg of lamb – 2.2kg

Fresh Rosemary – few sprigs

Garlic Clove – 1 large OR 2 regular

Lemon Zest – 3 lemons

Lemon Juice – 2 lemons

Dried Thyme – 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon

Ouzo – 50ml (not essential but gives the lamb a subtle hint of aniseed)

Potatoes – 4 baking potatoes, cubed

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Seasoning

 

Method

Garlic – slice into 8-12 pieces

Rosemary – remove from stalks

Lamb – make 8-12 incisions (the same number as the number of garlic pieces) into the skin and poke a piece of garlic with a bunch of rosemary sprigs into each incision

 

In your roasting tray:

Add the Lemon Zest, Thyme, Cinnamon, good glug of Olive Oil, Ouzo, Salt & Pepper

Lamb – massage garlic/rosemary lamb with the ingredients in the tray and leave the meat to marinade uncovered for 2-3 hours (to reach room temperature)

 

After 2-3 hours:

Pre-heat your oven to 170°C with fan

Once heated, place roasting tray into the oven for:

45mins (Pink meat)

1hr (well-cooked but still tender)

 

Potatoes – dice into cubes

After chosen time, remove roasting dish from the oven and add the diced potatoes

Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper – add to the roasting dish

Baste the lamb and potatoes in the liquid

Place back into the oven for 30mins (same temperature as above)

 

After 30mins:

Remove the tray and toss the potatoes

Add to the oven for a further 30mins

 

After 2nd round:

Remove lamb from the roasting dish onto a tray

Shuffle potatoes around in the roasting dish and return to the oven to crisp up for 10-15mins (190°C Fan)

Check your potatoes don’t burn during this final stage and give them a stir once or twice during this time so that they brown all over

Remove the potatoes and carve your delicious lamb

 

Served beautifully alongside a proper Greek salad, hummus and flatbreads

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