Neck of lamb with lemon and thyme
Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Neck of lamb is a cheaper cut of meat, but no less delicious if cooked long and slow with plenty of seasoning.
Heat the oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the lamb and allow it to sizzle and spit, turning occasionally until lightly browned all over.
Add the lemon juice, thyme, water or stock, a little salt and plenty of pepper. Bring to the boil then turn down the heat to a gentle simmer and place a lid on the pan. Cook gently, turning the meat over occasionally, for about 50 minutes, until the meat is tender.
Serve with plenty of good white bread and a perhaps a simple Greek style tomato and onion salad.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1kg/2¼lb scrag end of neck of lamb, on the bone, or chops from the neck end, or both
- juice of 1½ lemons, plus a little thinly pared rind
- 6-8 sprigs of thyme
- a wine glass of water, or lamb stock
- salt and fresh ground black pepper
- white bread
- Greek-style tomato and onion salad
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