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I am a carnivore. I eat a lot of meat (something I should probably cut down on). One thing I do love (hey, it’s the Greek in me) is a perfect leg of lamb. The way my mom cooks it and most importantly marinates it is perfect and so so good. Last weekend, I asked her to give me some pointers on how to properly marinate a leg of lamb so that is can be really juicy & yummy. We prepped theΒ Greekster leg of lamb together, and here’s what I learned:

Ingredients to use:

  • 1 Leg of Lamb
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Oregano
  • 20 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 lemons
  • Olive Oil
  • White Wine
  • Butter


1. Cut small incisions into parts of the lamb and add a garlic clove (depending on incision size) a pinch of salt, pepper and fresh oregano. Keep repeating until entire lamb is fully marinated. This is so that the lamb absorbs all of the flavors.

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2. Freshly squeeze fresh lemon into a bowl

3. Add fresh lemon into already cut incisions and all over the lamb

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4. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a quarter cup of white wine on top of the lamb

5. Add a few dabs of butter on top of the lamb to finish marinating


PS. Here are a few more c’est moi natasha favorite Greek recipes – Fava Dip & Gemista!

2 thoughts on “Marinating

  1. Thanks for sharing,Natasha! I think it was also a really good lamb from an excellent butcher! Your mom knows! Xox

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