Kleftiko recipes

Lamb Kleftiko (Arni Kleftiko)

Lamb Kleftiko (Arni Kleftiko)

Named after the 'Klephts' - Greek bandits of the countryside who would allegedly steal the odd lamb or goat and cook it in sealed pit ovens, to avoid the smoke being seen - lamb kleftiko is usually cooked slowly on the bone after marinating in lemon juice, garlic, herbs and olive oil
Lamb Kleftiko [ Arnaki Kleftiko]

Lamb Kleftiko [ Arnaki Kleftiko]

If the Kleftiko appears dry, add a splash of water or stock. 2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan, season lamb with salt and pepper and brown on all sides over high heat
The Ultimate Greek Tragedy

The Ultimate Greek Tragedy

Well at least the Grecian’s gave us the wonderful Lamb Kleftiko, which is this week’s recipe. Kamb Kleftiko (Serves 6)
Places To Eat And Drink In Kalamaki

Places To Eat And Drink In Kalamaki

Beef Stifado, Lamb Kleftiko, Soulaki all home made. We both had Greek salad with Tsatsiki and pitta bread followed by their take on Kleftiko which is served in a pot and topped with cheese
4 Easy Alternatives to Traditional Easter Lamb

4 Easy Alternatives to Traditional Easter Lamb

Greek-Style Lamb Traybake (Kleftiko). This one is inspired by the traditional Greek dish Kleftiko and includes chunks of lamb rump, garlic and potatoes, slowly cooked in lemon juice, oregano and olive oil
Five-hour Kleftiko with Feta Cheese

Five-hour Kleftiko with Feta Cheese

Kleftiko, slow-cooked for five hours with feta cheese. Apparently ‘Kleftiko’ is Greek for ‘stolen meat’ and the story is that it would be a dish made by bandits who would steal a lamb and then cook it for a long time, sealed with mud in a hole underground so that no-one would suspect anything
Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko

140C well covered for 2 hours turning each hour and basting occasionally. Add potatoes and continue cooking for another hour