Lemon and thyme lamb wraps recipe
This is a deceptively easy but absolutely delicious dinner idea. The lamb needs very little prep and a few hours later, emerges from the oven in a fragrant, tender heap - perfect for stuffing into warm wraps!
- 1.5kg lamb shoulder (bone in)
- 1 handful thyme leaves
- 2 medium lemons
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup (250ml) white wine
- 2 large zucchinis
- 1 handful mint leaves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- natural yogurt and soft wraps, to serve
Step 1. Preheat oven to 140°C (120°C fan-forced) and bring the lamb to room temperature and assemble the other ingredients.
Step 2. Rub lamb with the lemon, thyme and olive oil and season well.
Step 3. Bring 4 tbsp olive oil to heat in a large casserole over high. Brown the lamb well on both sides then add the garlic, lemon wedges and white wine. Cover with a tight layer of foil or lid and place in the oven for four hours. To assemble, shred the tender lamb (I use two forks) onto a warm platter.
Step 4. Peel the zucchini with a vegetable peeler and toss with the mint, lemon juice and olive oil then add this to the platter with a little plain yogurt and the wraps (warmed is best).
- A sprinkling of chopped fresh or dried chilli flakes is a good addition for the adults!
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- This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is Lovely, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.