Smoky Greek Garlic & Oregano Lamb Recipe | Abel & Cole

Smoky Greek Garlic & Oregano Lamb

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Serves4 people
Smoky Greek Garlic & Oregano Lamb

Beautiful organic lamb is butterflied and rubbed with a heady mixture of oregano, garlic and lemon. A quick flash on the grill or roast in the oven results in tender slices of pink, smoky meat, served with cooling splodges of minted yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 800g leg of lamb, boned & rolled
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 lemon
  • A handful of mint, leaves only
  • 150g Greek style yogurt
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 25 mins

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Method

1. Get started: Remove all the packaging from the lamb and cut away the string. Unroll the meat and, using a sharp knife, make incisions lengthways into any thicker parts of the meat to even it out as much as possible. It should be about 5-6cm thick when finished. Pop the meat into a large roasting tin.
2. Peel and grate the garlic into a bowl. Tip in 1 tsp dried oregano and grate in the lemon zest. Sprinkle in a generous pinch of salt and pepper and stir in 1 tbsp olive oil. Rub the marinade all over the lamb and set aside for at least 30 mins, to allow the meat to come to room temperature.
3. Cooking indoors: Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Pour 1 tbsp oil into a large, heavy frying pan and bring up to a high heat.
4. When the pan is smoking hot, add the lamb. Cook for 2 mins on each side, till well coloured. Transfer the lamb back to the roasting tin and slide into the hot oven. Cook for 25 mins for medium-rare, or another 10 mins for medium. Set the cooked lamb to one side and let rest for 20 mins before carving.
5. While the meat rests, pick and shred the mint leaves and slide them into a bowl. Stir in the yogurt and the juice from half of the lemon, along with a little salt and pepper. Serve with the sliced lamb and wedges of the remaining lemon.
6. Cooking outdoors: Light your barbecue and bring to a medium-high temperature. Add the lamb and cook over the hot coals for 2 mins on each side, till well browned. Use tongs to transfer the meat to a cooler part of the grill and cover with a lid. Continue to cook, turning occasionally, for 25 mins for medium-rare, or another 10 mins for medium. Set the cooked lamb to one side to rest for 20 mins before carving.
7. While the meat rests, pick and shred the mint leaves and slide them into a bowl. Stir in the yogurt and the juice from half of the lemon, along with a little seasoning. Serve with the sliced lamb and wedges of the remaining lemon.
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