loading...
Green Lamb Dish

Learn to cook Green Lamb Dish, " Tapa Verde de Cordero"

Hola everyone!

This week I was sure about the main ingredient of my new recipe. Lamb dish for Palm Sunday is a tradition in many places in Spain.

But I did not know how to prepare it; I wanted to show you something different from the typical and tasty recipe of Roast lamb, which you can find in my first Recipes ebook, " 12 Spanish recipes you will not forget".

Click this link to get the My Recipe Ebook.

Recently, while I was looking for information about the origin of Spanish cuisine and Tapas, I came across this Jewel of Spanish Gastronomy. Possibly a copy of another older cookbook. The "Libro del Arte de Cozina", is one of the first cookbooks published in my country (1614).

Libro del arte de cozinar

The Chef de Cuisine of King Felipe III de Las Españas, Diego Granado, shows a Palace kitchen of Arab origin adapted and modified it to Christianity. Many ingredients from the Discovery of America had not yet arrived. It is a book full of surprises and unimaginable recipes. If you love cooking, I highly recommend it to you.

So the recipe that I bring you today comes from this special recipe book, I hope you are going to like it.

"Tapa Verde de Cordero"

Lamb

Ingredients (2 Serves)

  1. Leg of lamb or back 500 g.
  2. Water 1,2 l.
  3. Salt
  4. Onions 4
  5. Four cloves of garlic
  6. A bunch of parsley

spices and lemond

  1. Black and White Pepper powder
  2. Ground Ginger 1 tsp.
  3. Ground Coriander seed 1 tsp.
  4. Ground Cumin 1 tsp.
  5. Lemon juice of 1
  6. Lemon zest
  7. Cinnamon stick

Preparation

  1. First, place the lamb's bone on a baking tray to toast it and bring out the flavors.

Lamb

  1. Now, put the chopped lamb in dices into a pot, add the water and a little salt and put it over medium heat.

Lamb

  1. Skim off the impurities that will come out in the first boil, and cook it for approximately 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, take a frying pan, add a little oil to cover the base. (In the original recipe, they used pork fat in this step.)
  3. Over medium heat, add the chopped onion and garlic.
  4. Cook it for ten minutes or until it turns color, and then add the parsley.

Onion and parsley

  1. Mix well and cook everything for another 5 minutes.

Onion and parsley

  1. Now add the contents of your pan into the pot with the lamb and mix well.

Green Lamb Dish

  1. In this step, the lamb has had to cook only with the water alone, for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Place the toasted bone, which will help thicken the stew.

Green Lamb dish

  1. Add the zest of lemon and the spices mix. Cook for another 15 minutes altogether.

Lemond

  1. In the last two minutes of cooking add it the lemon juice and more chop parsley.

Lemond

Now is the time to serve it.

I have chosen a clay pot that I think works great for it. Then I cooked some green beans and some basmati rice with saffron.

Green Lamb Tapa Dish

I hope you enjoy this recipe so old and representative of the most Mozarabic Spain.

Have a Tasty Day!

3 Ratings | Rating: 4.3 out of 5
Chef H. Delgado Ebook

I’m Chef H. Delgado

It is a pleasure for me to invite you to discover the best dishes and ingredients of Spanish cuisine. Receive my best Spanish recipes via e-mail

Latest entries of my blog

Andalusian Soup
Recipes

Andalusian "Sopa Perota" Recipe: Traditional soup with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors

This week, I want to share a special vegan soup you've likely never heard of or tasted. This recipe is quick, easy, and inexpensive; you only need a selection of garden vegetables and hard bread from the day before as the original recipe.

Read more
Travel

The legend of the world's most dangerous hiking trail, El Caminito del Rey

After a busy Christmas with a lot of work in the kitchen, we start the year by taking some fresh air in this beautiful and impressive part of the Spanish geography. I have visited the Gaitanes gorge to show you one of the most incredible trails in Spain, called the Caminito del Rey.

Read more
Recipes

Thistle with Almonds, a Christmas meal you may not know about

Christmas is approaching, and many people are considering what food to prepare for these special days to surprise and make their guests happy. And sometimes we are grateful for some ideas to cook a different healthy dish.

Read more
Recipes

Learn how to make the traditional Spanish Pie "Empanada"

This week I return to the north of Spain to bring you another of its star recipes. This traditional dish, with countless versions, has been modified over time depending on each country's and region's typical products until it became what it is today.

Read more
Recipes

Traditional Spanish pastries, "Buñuelos de viento" on All Saints Day

This week I bring you one of my favourite traditional sweets. It is a fried dough ball made with flour, eggs, water, milk and butter, usually filled with whipped cream, custard, chocolate ganache or other creams or jams.

Read more
Spices
Ingredients

The most used spices in Spanish Cuisine

This week I am opening my pantry to show you my favourite spices. I will give you some examples and tips on how to use them to achieve a good balance of flavours in your dishes and make them successful.

Read more
Chef H. Delgado Ebook
Chef H. Delgado Ebook

Subscribe now and get a free copy of my first e-book

The selection of these 12 old recipes of humble origin tries to show the more representatives products of my country. Enjoy!