Vegan Greek Style Roast Lamb Kleftiko Recipe courtesy of Mouthwatering Vegan, Miriam Sorrel
There are those days when you want to bring something to the table that makes everyone sitting at it ooh, ahh and wow! For me those days are often a Sunday, having grown up in the UK where Sunday roast dinner is “the law” but could be any celebratory or holiday meal. That meal is vegan Greek style roast lamb kleftiko.
This seitan Greek roast lamb kleftiko came together very easily. It takes a bit of time but no more than any roast and most of that time is in the cooking process during which the house was filled with the most wonderfully tantalizing aromas.
When it came out of the oven it looked like lamb, tasted like lamb, was beautifully tender and moist and got the approval of the meat eaters at the table, one of which was a child, often the most fearsome of culinary critics.
The greek style salad accompaniment instead of the usual veggies works really well and is nice and easy to throw together: chopped tomatoes, cucumber and olives in a lemon juice, olive oil and cumin dressing. (If like me you’re not into olives just sub with capers.. delish!).
After a few cautious nibbles, conversation stopped and knives and forks flew. You could almost hear the strains of Zorba the Greek playing in the background, starting slow then speeding up and all of us diners with it until it was a frenzy and there was nothing left. I mean nothing! I had thought the leftovers were going to taste great cold next day in a sandwich but I never got to find out!
Find the recipe here
For more about Seitan including references and resources, please see my Hail Seitan! post.