Today I will present you with this well-known dish, Lamb Kleftiko. Delicious, tender and succulent, the meat just falls apart as soon as you put your fork into it. I love this so much. My story to this amazing Lamb kleftiko is when I went to Cyprus, and I saw a woman outside the shop selling these clay pots made by her. I asked her what these pots are used for, she then told me that they make a dish call Kleftiko and to go to her son’s restaurant and try a dish call Kleftiko. She said that if I liked it, to come back and she would sell me the pot.
From that day on I fell in love with this dish, so I went back and bought it, it was only £5.00 at the time, this was in 1995. The woman explained to me exactly how to look after the pot before she gave me the recipe. I remember that I carried it in my hand all the way back to the UK, as I was so scared that I might break it. Her son told me the meaning of the word Kleftiko, but I am sure you all know the story of the stolen lamb.
Nothing tastes better than when you cook this dish in this pot. It is about 1″ thick and not glazed at all, the inside eventually gets glazed as the pot ages with cooking.
Let’s cook this simple recipe: