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Yiouvetsi - Lamb Baked With Orzo

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Introduction

A traditional Greek taverna dish, best served simply with bread and salad. The meat is usually in large chunks or slices, one per person, and cooked till it's very tender.

A traditional Greek taverna dish, best served simply with bread and salad. The meat is usually in large chunks or slices, one per person, and cooked till it's very tender.

Ingredients

Serves: 8 - 10

Metric Cups
  • 4 tablespoons kalamata oil
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped or crushed)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 750 grams lamb
  • 750 grams orzo pasta
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • cheese (grated to serve, optional)
  • 4 tablespoons kalamata oil
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped or crushed)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 26 ounces lamb
  • 26 ounces orzo pasta
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • cheese (grated to serve, optional)

Method

Yiouvetsi - Lamb Baked With Orzo is a community recipe submitted by Anonymous and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Brown the meat in the oil, adding garlic and onion.
  • Add tomato puree, seasoning and some water.
  • Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Cook orzo until al dente, or as you like it.
  • Oil or butter a baking dish. Put drained pasta in the dish.
  • Add meat & pour on sauce.
  • Bake at 180º for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese to serve.
  • Brown the meat in the oil, adding garlic and onion.
  • Add tomato puree, seasoning and some water.
  • Simmer for 1 hour.
  • Cook orzo until al dente, or as you like it.
  • Oil or butter a baking dish. Put drained pasta in the dish.
  • Add meat & pour on sauce.
  • Bake at 180º for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with grated cheese to serve.
  • Additional Information

    This is a basic recipe, which some may find a little bland. I would taste it before putting it in the oven, adding more tomato puree as required. You could add a sprig of rosemary and 1 or 2 allspice berries without sacrificing authenticity.

    This is a basic recipe, which some may find a little bland. I would taste it before putting it in the oven, adding more tomato puree as required. You could add a sprig of rosemary and 1 or 2 allspice berries without sacrificing authenticity.

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