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Roasted Lamb

This traditional Easter dish is popular all over Crete

Best time: May 5, 2024

Roasted Lamb
Roasted Lamb

If you are visiting Crete during Easter time, it can be a great cultural experience, but also a challenge. Holy Week is a busy time with lots of preparations. At the same time, it's an awesome opportunity to feel the real spirit of Crete, enjoy different traditional dishes, spirits, participate in festive events, and learn a lot about Cretan traditions.

One of the most popular dishes which can be tasted especially during Easter time is roasted lamb. Greeks follow are a few magic rules which make their roasted lamb taste amazing. First, it's very important to correctly distribute the fire during roasting. The next one is the marinade made of olive oil, lemon, salt, pepper, and a branch of rosemary!

This dish is usually served on Easter Sunday. The Greeks are very proud of their history and honour all traditions. Traditionally Greeks eat it by hand, so forget about knives and forks—respect the tradition.

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