Posts Tagged ‘Minced Lamb’

After savouring the delicious roast lamb over the Easter weekend I’ve been reminiscing about our Greek holidays over the years. Even when it is scorching hot I can’t resist having the classic Greek sandwich”Gyros” made from lamb. Give it a try.

Now where did I put the Ouzo?

Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (recipe below)

500g lean minced (ground) lamb from Andy’s
2 cloves garlic
3g dried oregano
5g finely chopped onion
3g salt
2g pepper
1 large tomato, cut in half and then into slices
A handful of salad leaves
1 small onion, thinly sliced
4 whole pita pocket breads, cut in half, warmed (or flour tortilla wraps)

Prepare Cucumber Yogurt Sauce: cover and refrigerate.
In a large bowl, combine lamb, garlic,  oregano, chopped onion , salt and pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into two oval 1cm thick patties.

Place patties on rack in grill pan (broiler) so surface of meat is 7 to 10 cms. from heat.  Grill (broil) 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Carve each patty into thin slices. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomato, salad leaves and onion in each pita half; serve with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.

Serves 4.

Cucumber Yoghurt Sauce

200g carton plain yoghurt
50g finely diced cucumber
15g finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
3g sugar

In medium bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Serve with Lamb Gyros.