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Catholic Recipe: Arnaki Gemisto (Stuffed Easter Lamb)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 young lamb
  • salt, pepper
  • 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • juice of 3 large lemons
  • offal (heart, liver, lungs, etc.)
  • 1 pound meat, ground
  • 2 large onions, grated
  • 4 1/2 cups rice, cooked
  • small cinnamon stick
  • 2 tablespoons finely
  • chopped mint
  • 3 cups boiling water

Details

Serves: 12

Prep Time: 3-3 1/2 hours

Difficulty: • • • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:21+

Origin: Greece

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From Greece we have a wonderful recipe for your Easter lamb.

DIRECTIONS

Wash and dry lamb. Season inside and out with salt, pepper, 1/4 cup butter, lemon juice.

Stuffing Melt remaining butter in skillet. Add offal and ground meat; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion, rice, cinnamon and mint; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove cinnamon stick.

Stuff lamb; secure with skewers. Place in large roasting pan. Add 3 cups boiling water. Roast 2 1/2 hours at 350°, basting occasionally.

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965