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. Unfortunately my lamb wasn’t great. Thus I felt obliged to give my honest opinion… Obviously that’s just my opinion! And what about a freshly chopped Greek salad? 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). 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!). Could you do the wrapped part the day before then at room temperature maybe cook a little longer uncovered? 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.. This is my kalo prama 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! I get great results with leg. I’m going to try doing it with goat next. T. Hi theo Theo x. Once done, remove the meat, reduce the cooking juices to thicken and serve with some mash! Kalo prama has gone by various names; for years I thought it was […]. Can this be cooked in a slew cooker rather than the oven? 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. If you want it thicker, make a slurry with a tablespoon of cornflour and cold water and add this to the liquid to help it thicken. We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously, Copyright © 2014-2020 Cujo Limited T/A TheoCooks.com. It truly was a beautiful place. Not sure why it wasn’t falling off the bone? Join us for lunch or dinner for a unique experience of Cyprus's finest aromas. However, if the foil does touch the meat during cooking (especially slow cooking) invariably it will rub off alittle on the food. Tx. Kefalonia certainly made an impression that I will never ever forget. 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?) . Many thanks! So tender and just fell off the bones. Served this with Greek green beans (cooked slowly with garlic and tomatoes) and roast potatoes with rosemary. Please click the link and start receiving recipes! https://recipes.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes/sainsburys/lamb-kleftiko https://www.compassandfork.com/recipe/cook-greek-lamb-enjoy-easter 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. It just smells amazing! I’m asking as it’s only me and I’m cooking for one! Hi theo But I think what makes me pine and ache the most is the fact that I currently have two six year old children. I did a test run the week before just to make sure. Smash the garlic bulb with the palm of your hand and peel the garlic gloves. Theo. But Steve told us that he came from a long line of Stevens. Txx, I didn’t see the bit about baking paper until i had already put inthe oven. Thank you! Hi Veronica, In essence this was the original slow cooked Greek lamb recipe (or slow cooked Cypriot lamb to be specific). Doing it for Easter. And love your blog! Theo. Txx, Hi Theo! (Not until they’ve left home anyway and that is a long time coming . 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) 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 ?. Thank you. Hi Michelle, Finally – let me know how you get on! Andama Tavern. 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. So, I kept looking, found your site and recipe – and I plated this up two days back now, for a couple of good Greek mates. Which is why either sacrifice a couple of potato slices on top of the meat (in between the meat and foil) or just a small patch of baking paper on top of the meat. It turned out beautifully. He said it’s ready when it’s ready…, Hi Theo. Thanks for this great recipe! 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). My partner is greek and I have never tried this dish before and I wanna make it perfect. Let me know how you get on! Drizzle a good amount of olive oil into the bag along with juice from one lemon and shake and rub all over. Spread the potatoes on a piece of parchment paper and place the lamb on top of them. Hi Elizabeth, I’m so sorry to hear that. Prep the lamb day before & leave in your fridge. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Once cooked, rest (covered) for 20-60mins before unwrapping & roasting on high heat to colour. Tablespoon of dried oregano ((preferably Greek of course! It even surpassed my honeymoon in Kenya. Crush together the garlic cloves and 1 tsp salt using a pestle and mortar. It was late in the season but the weather was still glorious and warm. Hi Theo, 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. Hope it all works with just foil. What a great recipe! Wrap the actual meat in baking paper and then foil for best results. 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! Ainsley Harriott travels to the tiny Greek island of Alonissos in his search for the world's best al fresco recipes. I used a leg and, whilst the flavours and aromas were lovely, the meat was dry and uninteresting. Sign up below to receive more great free recipes and updates – it only takes a second! **Please check your junk mail folder**, Subscribe and get new recipes and updates straight to your inbox. Tomatoes ) and roast potatoes with rosemary potatoes and vegetables a bottle red! 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