Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preaheat oven to 375F.
  • Wash and pat dry the leg of lamb.
  • Rub with the lemon juice and pour melted butter or olive oil over. Season generously with salt, pepper, oregano and thyme.
  • Place in a large baking pan and pour wine, 1 cup water, the tomato puree, minced onion, garlic and cinnamon around meat.
  • Give the sauce a stir and roast, turning meat over occasionally when you see a crust forming (to brown all sides) for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  • In a large saucepan, bring plenty of water to the boil, salt generously and boil the orzo pasta for 8 minutes.
  • Remove and drain - retain a cup of the cooking water.
  • Add the pasta to the lamb casserole and give everything a stir to distribute orzo throughout the pan.
  • Increase heat to 400F and continue to bake another 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked and has absorbed most of the liquid in the pan.
  • If the pasta is too dry, stir in enough of the pasta cooking water you've retained to keep it saucy.
  • Have lots of freshly-grated parmesan or kefalotiri cheese to sprinkle over pasta at table.

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  • huxter 12 years ago
    This does sound delicious --I do a leg of lamb similarly but with dried beans ,more French influenced .I'll try yours soon.
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    " It was excellent "
    legoflamb ate it and said...
    Yes this is wonderful. My second favorite dish after dolmades. I always get this at the little Greek place I posted on my page.
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    " It was excellent "
    uk2nyc ate it and said...
    great thanks!!! Im definitely going to try this next week! Will let you know.
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    " It was excellent "
    craners ate it and said...
    I guess I could put off being Vegan or Vegetarian until next week...lol, jk but someday I will convert, when the doctor tells me too...lol
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  • pat2me 13 years ago
    This sounds wonderful!! Thank you!!!!
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