Recipe by Diana Moutsopoulos
"In Greece, meat (lamb, beef, chicken) and potatoes in the oven is an ubiquitous dish throughout the winter. Upon my most recent visit to Athens, my aunt let me in on a secret that takes this traditional dish to another level. Instead of the usual lemon juice, she said, add the juice of one orange. I tried this upon my return home and it is absolutely delicious! It may be awhile before I go back to lemons -- and this dish is as delicious as it is simple."
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dark French mustard
salt and pepper to taste
potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 (3 pound)
half leg of lamb, bone-in
I tried this upon the recommendation of a friend. while I am not a big fan of lamb, this was very good!! I used a roast instead of leg of lamb. Wish I had marinated for a bit longer. The roast came out tender and moist. I did add a little cayenne pepper for some heat. I also took the advice of the author and used dijon mustard. Will try this again!
Good flavor! Quick to make, and the leftovers are excellent for sandwiches.
Excellent recipe. I just made this dish with a lamb roast we picked up at the grocery store this week. I would eat this again!
This recipe is very tasty. First I must state I see recipes as an outline, that I do not measure, I estimate, I add ingredients. I used a sweet hot mustard and a little white wine. I also added some greek seasonings, and smoked paprika. The lamb is tender and favorful as the potatoes soak up the favors so well.
I found that it took about 1 1/2hrs in the oven.
Lamb did not turn out the way I hoping for it to. I rate this a three because, although I did not care much for the flavor, the texture came out great. Lamb seasoning was a bit too bland for me. Otherwise, thank you for posting!!
REALLY GOOD! The orange is not a strong flavor, just very subtle and brings out the flavor of the lamb well. I used a "lamb rub" mix (a variety of spices, rosemary, oregano, pepper, cumin etc.) in place of the oregano and this recipe was superb. I also used spicy brown mustard as this was what we had in the fridge. This will be one we make again.
This was very good. I used stone ground dijon mustard from Trader Joe's and a large orange for fresh squeezed. This was more than enough for a whole boneless leg. Served at Christmas dinner to a very happy family. I might try fresh oregano next time and reduce the pan dripping for a sauce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Greek Orange Roast Lamb
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 292
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