Tavë Kosi - Baked Lamb With Yogurt

4-6
Servings
30m
Prep Time
1 1/2h
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #34407

February 26, 2020



"This is a popular dish in Albania where lamb is a common source of protein."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (609.3 g)
  • Calories 845.3
  • Total Fat - 47.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 1048.9 mg
  • Sodium - 757.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 77.8 g
  • Calcium - 298.5 mg
  • Iron - 7.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Cut meat in 4 serving pieces or into cubes.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a heavy, lidded pan and brown the lamb pieces over high heat.

Step 3

Add garlic and oregano and water, bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 45 to 60 minutes or until lamb is tender.

Step 4

Stir in the rice, season with salt and pepper. Transfer to an oven-proof 3 quart casserole or earthenware dish.

Step 5

Melt the remaining butter in a small saucepan, add the flour and make a roux, cook for 2 minutes, then take off the heat.

Step 6

Add the yogurt and mix well, then return to the heat and cook gently for a couple of minutes.

Step 7

Take off the heat, add the beaten eggs and season with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Pour the sauce over the lamb and rice mixture, grate fresh nutmeg on top and bake for 40–45 minutes until starting to turn golden-brown.

Step 9

Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations


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