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Greek Spice Adds Zing to Your Easter Dinner

Becky Johnson easter dinner greek spice recipe roast lamb

Our zesty mix of Greek herbs and spices includes lemon, oregano, basil and more. It makes an excellent rub or marinade for meats, and is also wonderful as a base for salad dressings and vinaigrette. Don't have any spice blend on hand?  There's still time to get a 1-ounce jar before Easter if you order by Sunday, 4/9/2017, 5 p.m. ET.

marinated Greek spice roast lamb with potatoesThis recipe is for slow-cooked lamb marinated with Greek spice and olive oil. Serves 8. You'll need: 

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Home Cook's Pantry Greek Spice Blend
  • 1 leg of lamb or rack of lamb (about 4-5 pounds)
  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or red fingerling potatoes, peeled and cut as desired
  • Other vegetables as desired

Mix together the olive oil, water and Greek Spice Blend to  make a marinade.  Rub lamb with the marinade, and place in a large resealable bag or covered in a pan, turning to coat well halfway through. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer lamb and marinade to roasting pan. Cover pan tightly with heavy foil. Roast for 1 hour, and then flip lamb. Cover again, and then reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. Roast lamb an additional 2 hours.

Add potatoes to pan, and sprinkle with a little salt. Cover, and roast another hour (total of 4 hours for the lamb in the oven). Raise heat to 400 degrees. Uncover, and roast until potatoes are browned lightly, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Want a Different Flavor Profile for This Recipe?

Try any of our rubs and marinades, from Chile Mole to Honey BBQ, we have many options to suit your preferences.  All of our blends can be customized at no extra charge.


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