Monday, September 22, 2014

Slow Roasted Greek Lamb with Home Made Flat Bread

It is mid-morning on what looks like a gorgeous Spring day outside. 

The sun is shining, the birds are singing.....

.....and I'm sitting in bed in my dressing gown eating a bowl of muesli and yoghurt, drinking my coffee and preparing to tell you about the awesome Slow Roasted Lamb dish we made the other night.

And I'm OK with that. Normally I would be all cranky because I was stuck inside while the sun was shining but at the moment I'm all sorts of tired. We are currently sitting on 37 weeks of baby growing  and smack bang in the middle of all that nesting fun. I am doing my best to take it easy but everywhere I look there just seems to be things to do like oh I must read some of that book before bub arrives and I must dust and vaccuum the house and I must get rid of those cobwebs and paint my nails and read some magazines and pack bags for the hospitals and do a million loads of washing and relax and bake and clean out every cupboard we own and catch up with people for coffee and have a minor melt down somewhere in the middle.....

Sounds fun doesn't it?

So my plan of attack this week is lots of sleep ins, tick 1 or 2 things off my crazy lady to-do list in the afternoons and plonk myself on the couch with said books / magazines / cross stitching early in the evening and not move until bed time.

Totally do-able.

Anyway, we are here to talk about the fact that

a) I cooked slow roasted lamb which was so tender it fell apart as soon as you looked at it;
b) Mr B made his very own flat bread which was soft and bubbly and down right awesome; and
c) the two combined together were blow your mind spectacular (the photos however were a little dark but we were in food heaven and did not have time to care!)

Slow Roasted Greek Lamb with Home Made Flat Bread - Serves 3-4

2 tbspns olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1 tbspn crushed garlic
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tspn cumin
1/4 tspn cinnamon
600g lamb leg steaks (or if you can find a herb and garlic butterflied lamb leg that would work perfectly)
2 tbspns plain flour
2 cups beef stock
3 sprigs fresh thyme
1 lebanese cucumber, cut into ribbons
200g cherry tomatoes, halved
Plain yoghurt and flat bread to serve

Pre-heat oven to 200C.

Place lamb leg steaks into a freezer bag with the plain flour and toss to coat.

Heat 1 tbspn of the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Add the lamb and cook for 2-3 mins on each side or until browned all over.

Add stock and thyme and bring to the boil.

Transfer lamb and stock to a large baking dish and cover with foil. Place in the oven for 2 hours, turning lamb over half way through. Once the lamb is cooked it will pretty much fall apart when you poke it - when your lamb is at this stage, remove from the oven and shred with a fork. Most of your stock will have been soaked up during the cooking process, just don't forget to remove those thyme sprigs!

Heat the remaining oil in a fry pan over medium high heat and add the red onion. Cook for 3-4 mins or until it starts to char. Add the garlic, lemon juice, cumin and cinnamon. Cook for 2- mins or until fragrant.

Add the shredded lamb to the fry pan and reduce heat to medium low. Stir occasionally for 5 mins.

Combine the tomatoes and cucumber and season with cracked pepper and lemon juice.

Serve the shredded lamb with flat bread, tomato and cucumber salad and plain yoghurt.

Home Made Flat Bread - Makes 12

1 cup plain yoghurt
1-2 cups self raising flour

Combine yoghurt with 1 cup of flour. Add another 1/4 cup flour until you get a smooth pliable dough. Knead for 5 mins be lazy like me and use your electric mixer with dough hook attachment....

Roll the dough into 12 even sized balls.

Heat a fry pan over medium heat - you want a dry pan so don't add any oils.

Use a rolling pin to roll each dough ball out until it's nice and thin. Place into the fry pan.

Once the bread starts to bubble, turn it over and cook for a further 60 seconds before removing from pan.

Repeat with remaining dough.

How super easy is that!? Plus you could easily halve or quarter the recipe and whip up fresh home made flat bread whilst your favourite curry / flat bread accompanying dish is simmering away on the stove!


Mrs B xx


  1. Those flat breads look good. We'll have to try them.

    37 weeks already! Time is flying! Take it easy and enjoy the last few weeks.

    1. They were so easy and so yummy!!

      I can't believe how quick the time is going :)



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...