I adore Greek food, and Spanish, and Middle Eastern, and French – Okay – I just love food… 😇
About 3 years ago, we went to beautiful Parga in Greece, and in a little family run Taverna we had the most delicious Lamb Kleftico, served in sealed clay pots – I am going to try and recreate it.
I have a joint of boned Lamb Shoulder from Market Porter, an those lovely Aldi people have put their Lemons and garlic in their Super6- there should be leftovers for a quick dinner on Tuesday too – cook once, eat twice 😇
I am using This recipe from Theocooks – some delicious recipes there 😍
I start by laying out a layer of tin foil and covering that with a sheet of baking parchment.
Onto this I put a layer of new potatoes, 3 thickly sliced red onions, 3 thickly sliced lemons, 3 roughly chopped fat cloves of garlic, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned well.
Then I place the Lamb shoulder on top of the veg, a drizzle of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, add a heaped teaspoon of dried oregano and 2 thickly sliced tomatoes.
Carefully wrap all of this into a parcel, using another layer or 2 of tin foil, to create a sealed parcel.
Place this into an ovenproof tray and into the oven for 4 hours and 170.
The house will smell amazing after this time.
Remove from the oven, carefully open the parcel, watch the steam, drain the juice into a pan then pop the lamb and potatoes back into the oven to brown off for 10-15 minutes.
The meat will fall apart, the potatoes will have soaked up all of those amazing juices – yummy….
I am serving with a homemade tzatziki and a watercress salad – it demands an ice cold glass of white wine too 😉
I also have half a pack of digestive biscuits that need using,
so using Aldi basic milk chocolate,
the digestives, some marshmallows and sultanas to make a quick fridge cake 😉
Mix it all together
and pack into a lined loaf tin pop into the fridge
cut with a hot knife and enjoy 😊