Greek lamb

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Serves: 8

By gumblossom

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  • 1 large lemon or 2 small ones

  • 2kg leg of lamb

  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped

  • 6 sprigs oregano

  • 1kg potatoes peeled and quartered lengthways

  • 1 tsp thyme chopped


<ol> <li>Preheat the oven to slow (150C).</li> <li>Make 12 small cuts in the lamb with a sharp knife. Press the garlic and oregano into the cuts. Rub lamb with salt and pepper to taste.</li> <li>Remove the lemon rind in long strips with, to use to add flavour as a zester. Squeeze the lemon juice (you'll need 80ml or 1/3 cup).</li> <li>Place the lamb in a large baking dish upside down, and pour lemon juice over the joint. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake in a slow oven for 2 hours.</li> <li>After time has passed, turn lamb the lamb around 180 degrees and baste. Cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.</li> <li>Add potatoes to the roasting dish, and sprinkle with thyme. Cook for a further hour and 45 minutes.</li> <li>Remove foil and cook, uncovered for 15 minutes or until browned (check the lamb, as you don't want to dry it out from overcooking).</li> <li>Stand the lamb for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.</li> </ol>

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<p>This is scrumptious! Very tender and full of flavour. Very nice with a big green salad.</p>

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  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Dairy Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Meat

  • Kids can help

  • lamb

  • greek

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  • VFemme 19/09/10 11:23

    We cooked this tonight. Absolutely gorgeous! Loved the garlicky lemoniness. We&#39;ll have leftovers for days (only 3 of us!) Thanks gumblossom!

  • Ponders 17/09/10 21:21

    recipe says to chop the garlic, Anon (I&#39;m a bit ahead of you, I bought the lamb today to make it this weekend!) so I guess you shove bits of garlic into all the slits.

  • 17/09/10 17:50

    Sounds wonderful and I will definitely make it soon :) Just a quick question - 12 slits but (3 garlic cloves + 6 sprigs of oregano) = 9. Do you cut the cloves in half or just leave some slits free? Thank you!

  • gumblossom 04/06/10 09:48

    You really should try this, it was just SOOO yummy and so easy to make.A great one to impress guests, but also a wonderful family dinner.