Greek-style baked lamb with feta

Womans~Day
Cooking time
More than 2 hours
Cuisine
Greek
Serves
4
Type
Easy
4 stars - based on 3 reviews
Greek-style baked lamb with feta

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg lamb shoulder, on the bone
  • 6 garlic cloves (3 sliced, 3 crushed)
  • ½ cup roughly chopped oregano
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • finely grated zest and juice 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 200g feta
  • lemon cheeks, to serve

SALAD

  • 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 4 baby cucumbers, cut into chunks
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • cup mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation method

  1. Using a small sharp knife, make small incisions in lamb, stuffing with sliced garlic.

  2. In a large bowl, combine oregano, oil, zest, juice, mint and crushed garlic. Coat lamb in marinade mixture. Cover and chill overnight.

  3. Preheat oven to moderately slow, 160°C. Line roasting pan with baking paper. Transfer lamb to pan and cover with foil. Bake 3 hours. Remove foil. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes.

  4. Crumble feta over lamb. Return to oven further 25-30 minutes, until feta is golden. Cover loosely with foil and rest 15 minutes before carving.

  5. SALAD: In a salad bowl, toss all ingredients together. Season to taste.

  6. Serve lamb slices with salad and lemon.


TOP TIP
  • To add further flavour, dress salad with a drizzle of red-wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar.
  • Any cold leftovers are delicious in salads or sandwiches.

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