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Directions for: Oregano-Crusted Lamb

Ingredients

Leg of Lamb

1 small (4-4.5kg) leg of lamb, bone removed

2 bunch oregano, picked and chopped roughly

4 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped

½ lemon, zest only

¼ cup olive oil

salt and pepper

Lemon Potatoes

15-18 small new potatoes, about 800g

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 tsp dried oregano

1 Tbsp butter

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper

Greek Salad

2 medium ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into bite sized wedges

1 red pepper, cored, seeds removed and cut into bite sized pieces

1 cucumber, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

1 red onion, cut into bite sized pieces, soaked in cold water and drained

¼ cup black olives, pitted

1 cup feta, cut into 1 inch cubes

1 tsp fresh oregano

Greek Salad Dressing

1 Tbsp feta cheese, finely crumbled

1 tsp dried oregano

1 small clove garlic, finely minced

juice and zest of 1 lemon

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

Grilled Pita

4-5 pitas

1 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

Leg of Lamb

1. Combine oregano, garlic, lemon zest and olive oil in a small mixing bowl. Season lamb generously with salt and pepper. Rub inside and outside of lamb with marinade. Roll leg back up and truss with butcher string

2. Preheat oven to 375. Pat any excess olive oil off the lamb leg. Grill the lamb leg until all sides have developed a rich, dark brown crust.

3. Place the lamb into roasting pan and roast, basting occasionally with pan juices, about 1 ½ hours, or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of leg registers 150. Allow the lamb to rest, covered, for at least 10 minutes.

Lemon Potatoes

1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat olive oil in large, oven safe pan over high heat. Add potatoes, searing until sides are golden brown. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.

2. Add butter and place pan into oven. Bake until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

Greek Salad

1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Greek Salad Dressing

1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and toss with salad.

Grilled Pita

1. Preheat grill. Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of pitas; grill until golden and warmed through.

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