Lamb kleftico (kleftiko)
- August 2018
- Serves 6
- Hands-on time 30 min, oven time 4 hours 55 min, plus marinating and resting
Lamb kleftico (kleftiko) is a traditional Greek dish. The lamb is slow cooked until meltingly tender and served on a bed of potatoes – it’s a recipe worthy of a proper family feast.
- 42.9g (14.5g saturated)
- 50.3g (10.6g sugars)
If you’re not a fan of anchovies, replace them in the marinade with an extra tablespoon of capers.
Marinate the lamb up to 2 days ahead, cover and keep in the fridge. You’ll need to bring the lamb back to room temperature before roasting (allow at least 1-2 hours).
Rich Greek reds made from the xinomavro grape suit kleftiko well, as does California’s gutsy red zinfandel.
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