Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko

This kleftiko goes into the oven for five hours. That long cooking time and the fact it needs to be brined for 8-10 hours means you can start it the night before and get it into the oven a long time before guests arrive and get on with other things. I like to serve this with a simple fresh salad of cucumber, avocado, dill, lemon juice and olive oil. If you have some feta, grate it over the top as the salty cheese – like the lamb, thyme, lemon and olive oil – has a classic Greek flavour that works really well.

Serves 6-8

Photography by Kate Battersby
From issue #84
May 5, 2019
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