Greek Leg Of Lamb With Orzo Recipe


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 Leg lamb1 , trimmed
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), slivered
 Dried oregano2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Ground pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 White wine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 White onions6 Small (Peeled)
 Green peppers3 , sliced
 Arrowroot1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1210 Calories from Fat 437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g74.8%

Saturated Fat 20.6 g103.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 227.8 mg

Sodium 6062.7 mg252.6%

Total Carbohydrates 113 g37.5%

Dietary Fiber 26.9 g107.6%

Sugars 47.1 g

Protein 78 g156.8%

Vitamin A 47.7% Vitamin C 730.5%

Calcium 45.8% Iron 81.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Presoak the clay pot, top and bottom, in water for 15 minutes.
Make slits in the leg of lamb with a sharp knife and insert the slivers of garlic.
Mix the oregano, salt and pepper and rub over the lamb.
Insert a meat thermometer, away from the bone, and place the lamb in the pot.
Mix the wine and lemon juice and pour over the lamb.
Add the onions and green peppers.
Place the covered pot in a cold oven.
Set the temperature at 480 degrees.
After 60 minutes, check the meat thermometer and cook according to taste, well done, medium or rare.
When the meat is done, pour off the liquid into a saucepan, bring to a boil and thicken with the arrowroot. (If lamb is insufficiently browned, remove the lid from the pot for the last ten minutes of cooking.)