Roast lamb with potatoes and pine nuts is undoubtedly one of the most classic recipes, but today we give the traditional recipe a twist and add, looking for a contrast to the intense flavor of the lamb meat, the typical aromas of the Greek islands. : This lamb dish includes feta cheese, olives and fennel.

The preparation of the recipe for this Sunday dish is simple. You can prepare it in a few minutes and let the oven do its job. The oven and the roasting tray , because you well know that both influence to achieve a good roast.

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  • A leg of lamb (approx 1.5 kg of leg of lamb, but if the bone is large it is better to be 2 kg)
  • 12 shallots, peeled
  • 750 g baby potatoes cut in half
  • 150 g of mixed olives
  • 100g feta cheese
  • 40g pine nuts, toasted
  • 500 ml of chicken broth
  • 200 ml of dry white wine
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fennel bulb, coarsely chopped
  • A handful of parsley, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Make five or six deep incisions in the lamb with a sharp knife. Introduce a clove of garlic and a little rosemary in each cut and place it in the Le Creuset roasting tray .
  3. Salt and pepper the lamb generously on both sides, and drizzle the lamb with a few tablespoons of oil.
  4. Add the shallots around the lamb, followed by the broth, wine and fennel.
  5. Place in the oven for an hour. During that time, you can go opening and basting the lamb with the juice.
  6. After that first hour of cooking, remove the tray from the oven (close the oven so it doesn't lose heat and raise the temperature to 200°C). Add the baby potatoes to the tray and also the olive mixture. Drizzle the potatoes with the rest of the oil. salt and pepper.
  7. Return the tray to the oven for another 45 minutes at 200ºC, until the meat is well done and the potatoes have browned.
  8. Remove the lamb from the oven and let it rest for 10-20 minutes.
  9. Before serving, once out, crumble the feta cheese over the meat and also sprinkle the pine nuts and parsley on top.


  • If you like roasts with roasted carrots and/or tomatoes, you can add them when you remove the tray to add the baby potatoes. The carrot that is cut into slices, to ensure that it is done at the same time.
  • To cook this dish, choose a wine that can also be served at the table, so you will ensure that the food pairs perfectly with the wine. It is well worth the investment, since you will only be using about 200 ml.

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