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Greek Lamb

Posted by: Lisa UK 07-08-99 3:23 PM

Greek Lamb

1 leg of lamb
4 (6 to 8 oz. each) glasses white wine
Juice of 2 whole lemons (more or less to taste)
Extra virgin olive oil
Garlic, chopped (optional)
Pinch dried oregano
Fresh coriander, chopped (optional)


Place lamb in a deep baking dish. Pour over wine and lemon juice and a good splurge of olive oil, sprinkle on oregano and add optional chopped garlic. Cover with foil and marinate, covered tightly with foil, overnight in refrigerator, turning over once or twice, (be sure that foil tightly covers pan).

Leave foil on, making sure that it's quite well sealed. Put in oven at 240C/475F/Gas 9 for 15 minutes then turn down to 150C/300F/Gas2. Bake for 4 hours, turn heat up to 190C/375F/Gas 5/375F/Gas 5 to cook it through.

About half an hour before it's done remove foil and pour off all juices (use them to make a sauce to mop up with bread). Return lamb to oven to brown. Turn heat to about 220C/425F/Gas 7 so edges start to char a little. Brush with olive oil and lemon as you take it out of oven. Sprinkle it with chopped fresh coriander at this point if you like; cut it into chunks

Serving suggestion: Serve with roast potatoes and a salad.

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