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Lamb with Pasta/Giouvesti (Greek)

Here is my favorite lamb recipe:

preheat oven to 450

4 Lamb Shanks
2 Tbsp butter
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
Melt butter in a large flameproof casserole or roasting pan. Add meat, onion (chopped) and garlic (minced). Turn until coated with butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Place in a 450 degree oven and roast for 20 minutes, or until meat is browned.

1/2 cup dry white
   wine or vermouth
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup meat stock
Reduce temperature to 325. Add wine, tomato paste and 1 cup stock; continue baking 40 minutes longer.

2 cups meat stock

1 1/2 cups orzo
Add remaining 2 cups stock to pan juices.

Meanwhile, parboil orzo in a large amount of boiling salted water for 5 minutes, drain well and add to the sauce in the roasting pan.

Stir and continue to bake 30 minutes or until pasta is 'al dente' and the meat is tender.

Parmesan or Romano Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese before serving.

Recipe from "Puget Sound Purebred Sheep Breeders Association Cookbook",
compiled by Lois Fisher, Beach Watchers class of 1995

Lois Fisher


Island County Beach Watchers <-- 2016 --> Sound Water Stewards of Island County