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    Kleftico

    A Greek-style lamb dish, slow roasted in a wine and tomato sauce to ensure that the meat is very tender and the sauce is rich and full of flavour.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 150 minutes
    • Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 45 minutes

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1.5kg whole frozen New Zealand bone in whole shoulder of lamb, defrosted
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 carrot, sliced
    • 2 celery sticks, sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 300ml white wine
    • 50g capers
    • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tbsp flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    • 400g can chopped tomatoes

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 150°C, gas mark 2. Season the lamb and place in a large casserole dish or roasting tin. Add all the ingredients, drizzle with the oil and season well.
    2. Cover with foil and cook for 2 hours. After that time is up, remove the foil and increase the temperature to 200°C and cook for a further 15 minutes or until the top is beginning to crisp and brown.
    3. Remove the meat from the dish. Stir the vegetables and juices well and serve with the meat and creamy mashed potatoes.

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