Lamb lagoto

Serves 6

  • 1 head garlic, unpeeled

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 kg boned leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces

  • 6 plum tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes, or

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried mint

  • 1 1/2 lemons, Juice of

Recipe by Andy Harris



Place the whole garlic head in a saucepan of boiling water. Simmer for 15–20 minutes or until softened. Remove, drain on paper towel and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze each clove of garlic into a mortar and pound to a rough paste with a pestle.



Heat the oil over medium heat in a large saucepan and sauté the lamb for 5–7 minutes or until browned on all sides. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, oregano, mint and garlic. Season generously with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.



Add enough water to just cover the stew and simmer for 1½–2 hours or until the lamb is tender and sauce has thickened. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, stir in the lemon juice. Serve with chips.

Nutritional Information

Lamb lagoto

A delicious & simple Greek stew

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This traditional Greek recipe always amazes people with its simple but bold Mediterranean flavours.
Serves 6
2h 40m
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Method

Recipe by Andy Harris

Place the whole garlic head in a saucepan of boiling water. Simmer for 15–20 minutes or until softened. Remove, drain on paper towel and allow to cool slightly. Squeeze each clove of garlic into a mortar and pound to a rough paste with a pestle.

Heat the oil over medium heat in a large saucepan and sauté the lamb for 5–7 minutes or until browned on all sides. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato purée, oregano, mint and garlic. Season generously with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Add enough water to just cover the stew and simmer for 1½–2 hours or until the lamb is tender and sauce has thickened. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, stir in the lemon juice. Serve with chips.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

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Carbs

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Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 610
    31%
  • Carbs 5g
    2%
  • Sugar 3.6g 4%
  • Fat 35g 50%
  • Saturates 12.8g 64%
  • Protein 69g 153%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 1 head garlic, unpeeled

  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 kg boned leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces

  • 6 plum tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes, or

  • 1 tbsp tomato purée

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tsp dried mint

  • 1 1/2 lemons, Juice of