Kleftiko recipes

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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
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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
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Mutton Kleftiko, Orzo Pasta, Feta & Parsley Salad

Mutton Kleftiko, Orzo Pasta, Feta & Parsley Salad

I'm pretty happy with how this dish turned out. It sounds exotic but soothes and satisfies like the best sort of comfort food
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Greek-Style Lamb Traybake (Kleftiko)

Greek-Style Lamb Traybake (Kleftiko)

This traybake is inspired by the delicious, yet simple flavours of the traditional Greek lamb dish kleftiko
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My Week That Was (1) Bathroom Delivery, New Lenses, Family Time, Kleftiko, Mills & Boon Colouring, Snapchat!

My Week That Was (1) Bathroom Delivery, New Lenses, Family Time, Kleftiko, Mills & Boon Colouring, Snapchat!

For lunch, Dad cooked kleftiko – meaning “in the style of the Klephts“, this is lamb slow-baked on the bone, first marinated in garlic and lemon juice, originally cooked in a pit oven
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Cyrus Todiwala on lamb + Recipe lamb in chilli, garlic and cinnamon

Cyrus Todiwala on lamb + Recipe lamb in chilli, garlic and cinnamon

Or you remember slowly cooked kleftiko, falling off the bone, following hours of slow cooking. If you're English, Welsh or Scottish, perhaps you remember childhood Sunday lamb roasts
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Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Chocolate & spice Christmas muffins

Where today you will find lots of delicious recipes including Vicki’ Lamb Kleftiko which looks gorgeous
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Braised Okra (Bamies) - Greek-style in Tomato Sauce (with Thermomix method)

Braised Okra (Bamies) - Greek-style in Tomato Sauce (with Thermomix method)

Bamies (braised okra) with lamb Kleftiko and lemony roast potatoes (see Kleftiko recipe for method for potatoes)
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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
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Food Review: Frosoullas, 39 Sinclair Drive, Battlefield, Glasgow G42 9QE

Food Review: Frosoullas, 39 Sinclair Drive, Battlefield, Glasgow G42 9QE

Kleftiko (£15. Frosoulla’s, interior. From kitsch to sparkly but still homely with the best roast potatoes in Glasgow (perhaps
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Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

Kleftiko – slow roasted lamb on the bone with lemon and garlic, usually served in parchment, sometimes with cheese
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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
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Kleftiko (Greek Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks)

Kleftiko (Greek Slow Roasted Lamb Shanks)

2. Slice the onions and spread them out on a large double thickness of kitchen foil. 3. Crush the garlic cloves and rub over the lamb shanks
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Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko

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

Kenny's Kleftiko

2. Take the lamb joint and cut it into pieces. Season the pieces and place them on top of the potatoes. 3. Mix the lemon juice and oil together and pour all over the meat and potatoes
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Sunny Greek Food is the antidote to it lashing it down in May: Lamb Kleftiko

Sunny Greek Food is the antidote to it lashing it down in May: Lamb Kleftiko

I first had kleftiko in a taverna in Falaraki (yes, really. Kleftiko, adapted from 'Mediterranean Escapes' by Rick Stein