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Arni me Kounoupithi (Lamb with Cauliflower)


  • 1 kg of lamb (preferably breast)
  • 1 1/2 kg of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1-2 finely chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cup of white dry wine
  • 1 1/2 cup of hot water
  • 1-2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Lamb with Cauliflower

Lamb with Cauliflower


  • Cut meat in medium pieces, wash and place in a bowl.
  • Pour the wine and let marinate for about 1-2 hours.
  • Tear the cauliflower starting from the bottom, so each piece has stalk and flower.
  • Heat the olive oil in a casserole and fry the cauliflower lightly all over.
  • Remove the cauliflower and add the onions to fry until light brown.
  • After the onions are fried, fry the meat and add the wine used to marinate the meat.
  • When it starts boiling, add a cup of hot water, salt, pepper and tomato paste diluted in water.
  • Cover the casserole, lower the heat and simmer for about an hour.
  • At this point add the cauliflower in between the meat with the flower facing upwards.
  • Add 1/2 a cup of hot water and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with any other garnishment you like.

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