Greek Lamb Kleftiko ~ Loukoumades with Yogurt Ice Cream

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Lamb shoulder is coated in a mix of herbs then cooked with whole sticks of cinnamon and bay leaves on a bed of potatoes to soak up all the aromatic lamb juices. 

55 mins

2 hrs 15 mins

1/5

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Kleftiko is a dish reserved for special occasions that showcases simple, hearty Greek cooking at its very best. Lamb shoulder is coated in a mix of herbs - including fragrant oregano - then cooked with whole sticks of cinnamon and bay leaves on a bed of potatoes to soak up all the aromatic lamb juices. The slow roasting technique means you can get on with the side dishes while the kleftiko cooks until it's incredibly tender. For dessert, we have a traditional Greek delicacy - donuts (loukoumades) soaked in spiced syrup, coated with sesame seeds and served with a refreshing Greek yogurt ice cream.

Recipe

55 mins

2 hrs 15 mins

1/5

Serves

4

Effort

High Effort

Main Ingredient

Lamb

Main Ingredient

Potatoes

Taste Profile

Meal Taste

Fragrant

Meal Taste

Rich

Origin

Popular Style

European

Country

Greece

Aubergine Topping Blend: mild chilli flakes, red bell pepper
Aubergine Spices: cumin, oregano, cinnamon, allspice, mild chilli flakes, paprika
Kleftiko Blend: oregano, cumin, mild chilli flakes, garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, smoked paprika, coriander
Kleftiko Whole Spices: bay, cinnamon
Salad Spices: oregano, mint, mild chilli flakes, sumac, black pepper
Syrup Whole Spices: cassia, lemon verbena
Sesame Seeds: white SESAME
Tzatziki Spices: garlic, black pepper, parsley, dill leaf

May contain traces of celery and mustard. Allergens are listed in CAPITALS
  • 1kg bone-in lamb shoulder
  • 600g waxy potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 aubergines
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 20g bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 600g natural yogurt (Greek is best)
  • 180ml milk (any type)
  • 200ml double or whipping cream
  • 200g feta cheese
  • A handful of olives (optional)
  • 175g sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 150ml dry red or white wine (or use water)
  • 105ml good quality olive oil
  • Oil for frying (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)

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