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Delicious Greek Lamb: 6 Tricks Food Lovers Must Know


By on 7/08/2020 10:03:00 AM

If you have ever had a taste of Greek lamb, then you probably have been thinking about it ever since the last time the lamb came into contact with your taste buds. However, to cook Greek lamb, you need to get every single trick right. Cooking is an art which until you have your hands on the right guide, you will keep yearning for more.

However, at times you are allowed to experiment until you become perfect. To cook the Greek lamb, you need to get every single step right and by getting it right to mean you set your eyes on the right cooking tricks.


Get the ingredients right.


The vital stage of cooking Greek lamb is getting the ingredients right. Otherwise, you might miss out on achieving the perfect taste. For example, to start with you will need 2.5 kilograms of lamb, this can be from the leg or shoulder. Also, the kilograms should be according to the number of people you want to feed. You will then need garlic, for 2.5 kilograms you can use around ten cloves. Have them peeled and let them stay ready.


You will then require half a cup of lemon juice, olive oil, two tablespoons of dried oregano then lastly a cup of water then pepper and salt for seasoning. For the olive oil, you can use one-third of a cup because of the amount of lamb you are dealing with.


Use all ingredients at the preparation stage. 


Take your lamb and place it into a baking dish and cut it into several slits. The purpose here is that the lamb can hold the ingredients available. The slits must be on both sides, not just a single side. For example, cut slits on one side, then turn the lamb over and make more slits on the other side. Remember the ingredients form a greater part of the taste. You can now take the peeled garlic and stuff into the slits of your lamb. Ensure it is hidden within the slits, now you can take your pepper and salt and season. Now take your oregano and rub it all over the lamb.


Oregano is a very important ingredient when it comes to Greek lamb, never leave it out. Pour your lemon juice over the lamb, followed by olive oil. Now you can take your one cup of water which was part of the ingredients and pour it into the bottom of the dish. For more details on the preparation method, visit website. 


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees but use the only bottom part.


The cooking preparation begins with you preheating your oven to 180 degrees. You even can do this as you apply ingredients on the lamb. However, you will only get to use the bottom rack in the oven. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and put the cover of the dish over the foil then place in the oven.


Cooking time is between 2 to 3 hours hence patience is key.


Be patient and let your lamb cook. It will take you between 2-3 hours. Ensure to turn it in between. Remove covering and roast for around 30 minutes. Roasting makes lamb taste better. Hence after your lamb is cooked, you can uncover it and roast so as you can get the brown effect. 


Remove and set aside to cool.


Remove your Greek lamb from the oven and set it aside to cool. You can then strain any extra juices to use for the lamb and any other dishes.


With these tricks, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy your Greek lamb.

 

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