Flatbread recipes have been […], Kalo prama (translates as; ‘good thing’ and sounds like ‘galombrama’) is the Greek name for this famous Cypriot dessert which I’ll explain how to make below. I would increase cooking time to 6 hours (you could go 7 but 6 is fine) but I would also throw in a small glass of white or red wine before sealing the meat in foil to keep it extra moist. It even surpassed my honeymoon in Kenya. I love this! See more ideas about greek lamb recipes, lamb recipes, recipes. . I look forward to seeing how it goes! I ordered a lamb shoulder from my butcher to pick up tomorrow, but as I am having 5 guests (plus myself), he suggested a shoulder still joined to the fourquarter (i think that’s what he said). Yes, I’ll take that too. Wrapping the lamb in foil will give a more authentic feel to the meat. https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/sainsburys/lamb-kleftiko Can I just clarify, point 10, when lamb is returned uncovered to oven is it back in the rack with water below? Can this be cooked in a slew cooker rather than the oven? Our Location . But Steve told us that he came from a long line of Stevens. I’m chuffed you enjoyed and really pleased! The sea mirrored the sky, a deep azure that glistened and sparkled as the sun’s rays bounced off the calm surface, with schools of fish that danced underneath, tickling our toes as we swam. I guess the moral here is don’t mess with the tried and tested recipe! Lamb Kleftiko is slow cooked Greek lamb that remains totally succulent and literally falls off the bone (you can cut it with a spoon, seriously, you can) and it’s almost impossible to get wrong! Kalo prama has gone by various names; for years I thought it was […]. Craig I’ve decided to do the kleftico in the oven, I watched your video on how to make it and it looked delicious, therefore I will make it the way it’s suppose to be made. Once the 4 hours is up; remove the meat from the oven, turn the oven up to 200C degrees and let the wrapped meat sit for 20 minutes outside the oven. Hi Sue, thank you for your comment, I would cook it to the same method, but check it after a couple of hours. Season well and sprinkle the smoked paprika over the meat. Wonderfully fragrant lamb infused with lots of garlic, lemon juice and oregano. So happy it came out so well.. Now you should impress them with your stifado recipe (http://www.theocooks.com/beef-stifado/) ! As long as it’s sealed in foil it will be delicious and fall off the bone succulent! The Kleftiko will come out delicious I’m sure! Once the 4 hours is up; remove the meat from the oven, turn the oven up to 200C degrees and let the wrapped meat sit for 20 minutes outside the oven. Theo. Andama Tavern. Also how do you make your gravy? The oven should be to temperature by now (about 200 degrees), so return the unwrapped meat to the oven for another 10-15 minutes (check it after 10 minutes – you want the meat to start to crisp but not burn). Eventually we would rock up to a narrow street full of small tavernas and bars, gently humming with life and laughter with lanterns swaying in the breeze. slow cooked mouth melting lamb shank in a clay pot with tossed potatoes and vegetables. Thankyou for this recipe! Orexi! Leave overnight in the fridge, The next day, preheat your oven to 140°C/gas mark 1, Remove the meat from the fridge and allow it to come up to room temperature. You can watch the making of it here as well – https://youtu.be/ayGNdsRLR5E, Hi Theo, Have linked to your recipe from my blog – was amazing, thank you so much . I didn’t add tomatoes as had none bit will next time. Then cut the foil wrap open at the top, peel away as much as possible and pour the juices into a saucepan to make some gravy. I’m going to try doing it with goat next. If you take it straight out it may dry out a bit. I’ve amended my previous comment to make it clear. Your other option, would be to have your butcher cut the shoulder into chunks on the bone and cook it rotisserie fashion (if you look at my videos there’s one called souvla which is what I’m thinking).. ps. The beast would be placed on top of the ashes, covered and in essence, slow cooked until the next day, by which time they would unearth the their feast and tuck in! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Leg of Lamb Marinade for Butterflied Leg of Lamb (perfect for BBQ or Grill) A good leg of lamb marinade makes all the difference to elevating a gorgeous cut of butterflied leg of lamb from great to the sublime (or at least I think so…) This humble marinade is paired perfectly with a butterflied leg of lamb opposed to a whole leg of lamb that you might cook in the oven. Thanks for this great recipe! Prep the lamb day before & leave in your fridge. )), Teaspoon of smoked paprika ((OK, not a traditional ingredient but I think it adds a little smokiness that is missed by cooking it in the oven)). Plus there was also so much juice for mopping up with crusty bread too. Slow Cooker Greek Lamb Kleftiko is one of the traditional Greek food that the lamb tastes tender and delicious. Kleftiko is the famous slow cooked lamb recipe, My flatbread recipe no yeast is such an easy flatbread recipe! Then cut the foil wrap open at the top, peel away as much as possible and pour the juices into a saucepan to make some gravy. Txx, Hi Theo! Theo The menu was simple, very simple. You’ve made me hungry reading your comment first thing this morning! Theo. Goes well with some Tzatziki, rosemary roasted new potatoes and a rowdy bunch of friends or family to share it with – this is a feast for noisy companions not boring fine dining! Mummy’s boys too, bless them – so they’re always critical of my Greek efforts compared to their Mum’s – Anyway. Which was an unusual name for an Albanian, or so we thought. Please click the link and start receiving recipes! To cook on the … Wash the potatoes, quarter them and spread evenly on the bottom of the tray, along with the bay leaves. Thanks heaps for the great recipe and your time and advice. I served it with rosemary potatoes and it made a change from the traditional xmas meal. A touch of baking soda is added for the last 15-20 minutes of marinating to tenderize the lamb chops. The liquid in the bottom of the tray is just to catch any juices that leak from the foil wrap and stop them burning.. If you fancy a trip down memory lane, check out my mums lemon lamb recipe – delicious (and a good mid-week crowd pleaser)! 1 hour 35 minutes Not too tricky Best roast leg of lamb 15 minutes Not too tricky I have two 1.5kg boneless lamb shoulder’s for a dinner party of 6 can I use these for slow cooking Kleftiko and do I need to reduce the timings? Slice each clove in half and then insert each sliver into the incisions, Season generously with salt, pepper and oregano and place into a freezer bag. I’m now wondering if I should have ordered 2 shoulders instead. Served this with Greek green beans (cooked slowly with garlic and tomatoes) and roast potatoes with rosemary. The lamb was so tender and flavoursome! We just used a mix of Australian hardwoods for the smoke. I’m asking as it’s only me and I’m cooking for one! What sort of internal cooking tenperature are we looking for and would you recommend adding any fat/oil to the outside of the goat like lamb fat or suet before wrapping? Drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle half the sliced onion, a bay leaf, some rosemary, some of the oregano, some of the tomato slices and a couple of slices of lemon and half the garlic. This was a raving success! I also notice through the comments that greaseproof paper should have been used before the foil – I should have read all the comments first, although I used Turkey foil to ensure this wouldn’t leak during cooking. Pleased it went well Clive! Kind regards Craig. If using a large lamb shoulder leave it in the oven for an extra hour. Do you suggest any modifications to your recipe (I’m thinking 5 hours cooking time for 2.5kg?) Once cooked, rest (covered) for 20-60mins before unwrapping & roasting on high heat to colour. Can I just double check with you, in point 8 you say cook the whole shoulder for 4 hours and then say only 4 hours for half a shoulder so just wanted to check if this was a typo and you meant a lower number of hours for the half? Happy new year too you. Merry Christmas! Finally – let me know how you get on! Do you think this will be ok? And perhaps most importantly, the alcohol was local and cheap. Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Thanks! AMENDMENT: So pleased it turned out so well!x. Good luck for the feast and let me know how you get on! Hopefully it will still be as amazing as yours looks , Hi Selena, it will be wonderful! To rub all over the lamb: olive oil, dried oregano, cinnamon, lemon, garlic (half to stick into the lamb, the rest to scatter around it with all the veggies) Thank you! Think we’ll try the baking parchment and foil. Thanks for the reply, I bought a half shoulder of lamb today because I wanted to try out the receipe before Christmas day as that’s when I want to make the kleftico. Just one myth ide like you to look into if possible,that is that we should now avoid aluminium foil contact with roasted meats as the heat and acids react with the foil and may be linked to alzerheimers ?. Jan 26, 2017 - Delicious greek lamb recipes recipes from www.nonnascooking.com. I’d be interested to hear how you think the shoulder compares to the leg of you do it again. In one response to a subscriber’s question you say you only wrap the tray and the meat should be protected by either baking paper or potato slices, but in both the recipe and the video demo of the recipe, it clearly shows you wrapping the piece of meat. I’m sorry to hear that! I use leg cos it’s most easily available but still has enough fat on it to give it a full flavour. Crush the garlic and mix with the salt, cinnamon, oregano, olive oil and lemon in a medium sized … Thus I felt obliged to give my honest opinion… Obviously that’s just my opinion! It turned out delicious last time & reminded us of our Greek holiday flavours. Remove the meat and pop it on a serving dish and stick it in the middle of a table for people to help themselves – this is all about sharing the pleasure. Theo, Australia, Hi Craig – no bother at all, you’d be surprised how few people enjoy a conversation about cooking goat I think you’re along the right lines to cook it wrapped (if you baste it first and maybe add a glug or two of some of that fabulous Australian white wine then wrap it, it’ll stay moist, I wouldn’t bother adding fat). If you have the meat in the fridge beforehand remove it about an hour before you want to cook it to bring it to room temperature then follow the recipe and you’ll be the talk of the town! That’s brilliant – I’m so pleased you loved it! maybe with splash of red wine in bottom of foil to make sure it doesn’t dry out……but I have a question as to what the pint or two of water in the bottom of the tray does….why do you need a humid oven if the lamb is totally sealed in foil? Recipe looks great! I hope that helps an let me know if you need any other help! Sign up and get more recipes and updates to your inbox, One more thing! The meat was so tender the tomatoes were juicy. We cooked the wrapped lamb shoulder in the oven for 4 hours, rested it for 20 minutes then unwrapped it completely and finished it off in the smoker for 20 minutes at about 200c with lots of smoke. Rub the paste all over the lamb, pushing deep into the holes. Very disappointed! Your email address will not be published. I love lamb done in any way – its my ultimate meat. Hi Theo. What a great recipe! Thanks again I did a test run the week before just to make sure. I’m so looking forward to making this dish, That’s great Carol, it’ll be wonderful! Bring to the boil then pop into the slow cooker for 6-8 hours (or overnight on low). SALMON IN FOIL Wild caught salmon is a wonderful summer BBQ meal that is easy to do on the grill or in the oven. I often think back to our peaceful, tranquil time in Greece and when I do, I always feel a sort of melancholy, a sad pang in my heart and I suppose that could be considered as a sort of tribute to a rather special part of the world. Follow me on Instagram @theocooks – click here to see! … I’ve seen lots of recipes saying to use leg of lamb to slow cook. Reheat the next day while wrapped for an hour before unwrapping to roast. Well, I will just have to close my eyes at the dinner table and hope for the best. for some time towards the end of the cook time whilst adding wood to the smoker to enhance that?Will let you know how it turns out. However, if the foil does touch the meat during cooking (especially slow cooking) invariably it will rub off alittle on the food. The jus was fabulous. My first experience of Lamb Kleftiko was in the Troodos mountains, but minus the bandits. Theo x. Once you’ve taken it out, let it rest for 15 minutes then pour the juices into a saucepan and simmer over a medium heat to help it reduce. Or put on the grill on low heat for 2-3 hours. Actually it came about as someone asked me what was the best cut and they were planning on using leg and I’ve had a few experiences of it going a little dry and just found that the shoulder nails it every time. Then lay out a large piece of foil; and prepare the base to sit the lamb on. (Not until they’ve left home anyway and that is a long time coming . That’s great advice. But generally, low and slow (lower and slower than lamb) should work fine – but let me know how you get on! Lamb Kleftiko. Danny is a food adventurer, home grower, supper club host and writer of the entertaining and quirky epicurean blog, Food Urchin. Theo x, Hi theo, I did turn the heat up higher for the final 15 minutes (250 C) after reading one of the comments about leg not crisping. Yes, cook 1/2 a shoulder for about 3 hours instead of 4. Could you do the wrapped part the day before then at room temperature maybe cook a little longer uncovered? Always makes my day hearing comments like yours! When we would come to Cyprus on holiday, Kleftiko was always the first Cyprus lamb dish we would order at … . https://www.compassandfork.com/recipe/cook-greek-lamb-enjoy-easter I hope you give it a try again with the shoulder and I promise it will be a whole new experience! I suspect about three hours will be right but probably won’t need four for that size without the bone. Please click the activation link on the email we have just sent you. Love all the flavours, esp the dried tomatoes. Then just before you de-robe the beast, top the wood up (but try to keep the temp stable) and let the smoke hit it for a bit. (Goes well with tzatziki!). However, what I can do is to slow roast a leg or shoulder of lamb from time to time, to rekindle the memory. Thank you. Thank you for the great recipe that is so easy & authentic tasting. So tender and just fell off the bones. Unwrap the parcel and scrunch the foil and parchment under the rim of the tin, baste the To cook the lamb, fire up the barbecue, or heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. The birth of Lamb kleftiko; to avoid being caught they would dig a large pit and make a fire during the day when the flames wouldn’t be seen, eventually the fire would burn out leaving just the glowing embers. Hi Elizabeth, I’m so sorry to hear that. Season well and place the meat on top. Ainsley Harriott travels to the tiny Greek island of Alonissos in his search for the world's best al fresco recipes. **Please check your junk mail folder if not received yet*, 2 large ripe tomatoes cut into thick slices, Few heavy glugs of extra virgin olive oil, Tablespoon of dried oregano (preferably Greek of course! I want to cook this next week and have a bone-in shoulder weighing 2.9kg. Best of luck for next time but thank you for letting me know how it went I’m sure other readers will also appreciate your comment aswell. Spoon a generous serving of potatoes on a plate, place the shredded lamb on top and drizzle over the tray juices. Try our new meal planning service for FREE today! Many thanks! It truly was a beautiful place. Brown the meat first on the stove, add the other ingredients, and a bottle of red wine. I also did the English thing and made a thick gravy with the juices. I hope that helps and thank you for your lovely comments! It always makes my day hearing about people enjoying my recipes! He normally can so that was a bit of a downer. My kleftiko turned out wonderful! Your email address will not be published. I have to confess that I have made it again and it turned out even better than the first one, That’s wonderful! If so for how long please for the half? Thanks Theo! , lamb in fridge marinated in your recipe with the addition of a little red wine over night. We soon found a favourite eating spot that came in shape of a walled garden with rickety tables, chairs and a ramshackle hut in the centre, from which a couple of wizened old men would grill meat on open flame or take cast iron pots out from their clay oven. It turned out beautifully. Please activate your email. Hi Theo, **Please check your junk mail folder**, Subscribe and get new recipes and updates straight to your inbox. Txx. My other half was very impressed with it and it was my first attempt too! ), Teaspoon of smoked paprika (OK, not a traditional ingredient but I think it adds a little smokiness that is missed by cooking it in the oven). Join us for lunch or dinner for a unique experience of Cyprus's finest aromas. Remove from fridge about an hour before cooking. The smoke will permeate that so no need to unwrap it.. I get great results with leg. Hi Carol there is a slightly different version you could do! I actually recently tested cooking goat shoulder. Thanks! Wrap the actual meat in baking paper and then foil for best results. Doing it for Easter. Hi Theo Homemade Lamb Kleftiko We love Kleftiko, its a Greek Cypriot traditional lamb recipe, slow cooked for 12 hours in a sealed clay oven located outside a Cypriot home or in local tavernas. And I think the reason being was that my wife and I went along with no pre-conceptions, no idea, not even a smattering of what this jewel in the Ionian Sea would be like. Can’t wait to give it a try later. Pull the edges of the foil together to wrap and seal, trying to leave some space above the lamb for steam to circulate, Place in the oven and leave to slowly braise for 5 hours, after which time the meat should be falling off the bone. Tx. They loved it and couldn’t fault it. Hi theo » Lamb Kleftiko Kleftiko is a true classic of greek cuisine and perfect for a late spring Sunday lunch. Point to remember – cut the tomatoes quite thick and use the majority on top of the meat; they will almost turn into sun dried tomatoes; very concentrated and rich… lovely! And let me know how you get on! To find a more specific recipe, you can search for Lamb Kleftiko. xx, Hi Theo. I love reading comments like yours! And love your blog! Drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle half the sliced onion, a bay leaf, some rosemary, some of the oregano, some of the tomato slices and a couple of slices of lemon and half the garlic. Then take out, open package, and put back in for another 15-20 minutes to brown. The best holiday I think I have ever had was a last-minute two-week break in Kefalonia, Greece, about 12 years ago now. Place the lamb on top of the potatoes and drizzle everything with another splash of olive oil and the white wine, Juice and zest the second lemon and drizzle over the top of the lamb. The hotel we stayed at was idyllic. My partner is greek and I have never tried this dish before and I wanna make it perfect. https://www.theocooks.com/kleftiko-slow-cooked-lamb-greek-style T. Hi theo Let me know how you get on! Tall fir trees lined the road into the village nearby and come the often balmy dusk, we would to walk towards it, casually strolling hand in hand; taking all the time in the world. Spread the potatoes on a piece of parchment paper and place the lamb on top of them. Let me know how your kleftiko turns out! If you do try again with goat, bear in mind it is much leaner than lamb so tends to need about an hour less cooking.. So go figure. Hi Chris, awesome! I’m going to cook this for friends on Saturday night, I can’t wait it looks amazing! On a chopping board make several slashes all over the lamb with a sharp knife. Sarah x. Thats brilliant Sarah! Also, thanks again for the tips following my questions. It was absolutely perfect and an instant family favourite. Hi Lisa, you can do both and both will come out soft, succulent and delicious; I wrap the lamb in baking paper and then foil (which is more traditional), alternatively you could just cover the roasting tray with foil. To go in the pot: a leg of lamb (of course! Uncover, … Nowadays Lamb Kleftiko is a meal in a bowl; usually cooked with potatoes to soak up the juices (I prefer to cook mine separately but if you can’t be bothered – just follow my recipe below and throw some spuds in before you wrap up the lamb!). So pleased you enjoyed it! I love throw it all in recipes and this was easy to follow and georgeous In essence this was the original slow cooked Greek lamb recipe (or slow cooked Cypriot lamb to be specific). It needed at least 6 hours. I cooked this a couple of weeks ago and followed your recipe to the letter, (apart from some Greek Seasoning!). Sign up below to receive more great free recipes and updates – it only takes a second! So… What recipe are you going to try next?! Squeeze lemon juice all over the meat before slicing the rest into thick chunks and layering on top. If you get a chance Clive please do give the shoulder a test run and let me know how you think it compares to the leg. Both will work fine. Something went wrong - please contact us to get you started! Cooked this at the weekend and it was fabulous, thank you. Pieces of lamb tenderloin are marinated in garlic, oil, and sherry vinegar, then threaded on rosemary skewers and grilled. Once done, remove the meat, reduce the cooking juices to thicken and serve with some mash! But I think what makes me pine and ache the most is the fact that I currently have two six year old children. Lamb kleftiko ingredients. Yes, correct, you are literally opening the package; so no need to remove the meat or anything. It’s not quite the same but for now I will take melting, fragrant ribbons of meat flavoured with garlic, lemon and oregano and I will take handsome waxy spuds that have soaked up all the juices. Just a thought (this is really annoying me!) sob.). As you can see this is one of my most popular dishes and it always comes out to perfection so unsure why it didn’t for you. Love your blog and hence have signed up. Alternatively if you want to go full-authentic Greek, go with the shoulder but in the oven as in my recipe (depending on how big the shoulder is you may want to increase the time to 4-5 hours).. Hope that helps! https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/barbecued-leg-of-lamb-recipe Hi Michelle, If it’s any consolation I’ve tried it with the leg previously and it’s just too lean to keep it juicy… The leg is great for a traditional roast (or even cut up for souvlaki) but it does tend to dry out when slow cooked. Tablespoon of dried oregano ((preferably Greek of course! Best of all you can put it in the oven, go out for a few hours and then the Kleftiko … Hi theo! It’s one of my favourites! I’m so pleased you’ve been enjoying the Kleftiko dish! The key thing to keep in mind is goat is a much leaner meat than lamb, which also means it can dry out quicker if not looked after. Morning Theo – I have a 2.2kg lamb shoulder, so am planning on wrapping it well with foil and cooking it for about 6hrs (does this sound ok?) Ainsley shows how to cook What can I do to take me back to that moment in time though? Thank you! Lamb Kleftiko - Slow cooked in a sealed container, Kleftiko is a vibrantly flavoured, traditional Greek dish made with lemon juice, garlic and cinnamon. Required fields are marked *. Theo. Hi Steve, that’s brilliant! :/, Sorry for the confusion! Drizzle olive oil over the top of the meat and place the rest of the ingredients all over the top. Theo’s Reply: Hi Lizzy, oh no!! Simple and easy to make in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. Good luck and please do let me know how it turns out! That’s awesome Craig!! STEP 2 Using a sharp knife, create lots of More than likely it will come out dry, I love the leg of lamb for BBQ’s (butterflied leg of lamb to be exact) and roasting rare –  if you are slow cooking use the shoulder. Moreover, you can make this at home by merely following the easy recipe explained below. Eat with a nice Greek salad as accompaniment, Easy ways to make the best-ever Easter Sunday roast, , 1.2-1.5 kgs (you can always use shoulder too, or both), 1 bunch of oregano, fresh, chopped or 1 tbs dried oregano, Join our Great British Chefs Cookbook Club. It just smells amazing! Rick Stein's Lamb Kleftiko Recipe | Slow-Cooked Sunday Roast We’re thinking of trying your Kleftiko lamb recipe but were thinking of trying goat and cooking it in a Texas offset bbq/smoker. Ever wondered how to make flatbreads? Smash the garlic bulb with the palm of your hand and peel the garlic gloves. Whether it’s a fragrant biryani, a slow-roasted centrepiece or a spiced-up kebab, lamb can stand up to big flavours and is always a crowd-pleaser. A creamy salsa verde of Greek yogurt, fresh mint, oregano, and parsley complement these skewers nicely! Do you think I could do this dish in the slow cooker with the lamb shoulder? Some earplugs would help. https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recipes/lamb-kleftiko-recipe To be blunt, don’t bother. Especially if you want to make super easy flatbreads without yeast. As an Aussie, I’ve tried making ‘Greek Lamb’ before and my Greek friends enjoy it but giggle and tell me its not ‘real Greek food’. Not sure why it wasn’t falling off the bone? Thanks for the confirmation Theo. Thank you. The secret is to leave it to rest wrapped in foil for 20 minutes before unwrapping the top to brown again in the oven – enjoy! Drizzle a little olive oil over the meat and place it straight back in the oven to colour. Drizzle a good amount of olive oil into the bag along with juice from one lemon and shake and rub all over. Place on a baking pan with a rack and roast for 3 ½ hours. If you liked this recipe – sign up below to receive exclusive new recipes just for you. This is literally two ingredient flatbread. Hi Annie, in short – yes! Although, feel free to subscribe to my blog as my new book coming out early next year does feature a goat recipe! Just right in fact for my pasty ginger skin. Wrap in foil several times to ensure it is sealed. Unfortunately my lamb wasn’t great. Think of the fresh aromas of mint and lemon and imagine walking into the kitchen with this in the oven. The pool was quiet and cool with a sheltered bar attended by a friendly Albanian called Steve. . Thank you so much for letting me know – always brings me a massive smile hearing that! The beach, which was nearby, was golden with sand as soft as silk. Think I’m going to add it to our Christmas table. I haven’t got an answer for you but wanted to reply to let you know it was received. ... We offer a range of delicious Cyprus dishes, along with traditional Greek grilled meats and seafood. Pop into the oven at 160C/330F for about 4 hours for a whole shoulder (about 3 hours for half a shoulder) – if in doubt – leave it in longer rather than less. It’s on the menu again for tomorrow night. And what about a freshly chopped Greek salad? Roast leg of lamb 'aunty Soss's way' with spiced parsnips, carrots and crispy roast potatoes, Roast leg of lamb with rosemary and anchovy, Roast leg of lamb with honeycomb and minted Jersey Royals, Sous vide leg of lamb with honey, thyme and sherry, The day before cooking, take a small paring knife and make approximately 15-16 incisions into the flesh of the lamb. Feasting at the modern Greek table, Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread), Kalo Prama Recipe | Greek Cypriot Semolina Cake with Syrup | Cyprus Desserts, Chimichurri Recipe – how to make chimichurri sauce recipe. I done this recipe last night for friends it was amazing everyone loved it. Simply amazing and so easy…I can’t wait to cook it again and again! Sitting on long communal tables with a steaming foil wrap being delivered to you in a bowl it’s genius is in its simplicity and there is nothing like slow cooked lamb to melt in your mouth.. My book “Orexi! https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/meat-and-poultry/lamb-kleftiko Take a large roasting tray and line it with two lengths of strong foil, lying them over each other to create a cross. The lamb chops are marinated overnight to adequately absorb the teriyaki marinade. This was a huge hit with my friends on Saturday night. It’s a firm favourite with my family. It produces the rich flavor from the herbs used in the cooking process, like oregano, cinnamon stick, thyme leaves, and much more. 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