Sunday Food: Greek Lamb
(Picture courtesy of Kal Hendry at flickr.com.)
Cannot resist taking the day of the Greek referendum on whether or not to cave to EU demands that it sacrifice its economy, for the offering of that sacrificial lamb cooked up in Greek fashion. This takes a twist on the usual lemon flavoring, and goes with the Orange is the New Black theme too.
While I’m treating the situation with humor, this is a classical tragedy for the people whose ability to make a living by doing the honorable work available to them has been taken away. It is fraud by deception to offer one thing, in this case a working economy, and give another for the exchange value. The Greek workers have not been treated honestly by banksters, or the former leaders who made this bad bargain on their behalf.
1 half leg of lamb
10 to 12 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and cut into 5cm pieces
5 cloves garlic
4 tablespoons dark french mustard
juice of one large orange
1 tablespoon oregano
3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)
Prep:30min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr30min
- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. In large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, mustard, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
- Once combined, add potatoes to bowl and coat thoroughly with mixture. Transfer the potatoes to a large roasting tin.
- Next, cut 2cm deep slits into the lamb, and stuff the garlic cloves into the slits. Place the lamb into the bowl with the remaining orange juice mixture; coat thoroughly and transfer to roasting tin on top of potatoes. If any of the orange juice mixture remains in the bowl, pour over the lamb and potatoes.
- Bake uncovered until potatoes are done and lamb is medium / medium-well (approximately 60 minutes). Check every 20 to 30 minutes while baking, and add a bit of hot water if you find the potatoes are drying out.
If you prefer, use the juice of two lemons instead of the orange for another traditional preparation.
This should be delicious, as the result of the referendum may also prove to be.
(Picture courtesy of Sharon Mollerus at flickr.com.)