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Lamb neck fillet recipe, greek-style potatoes w/ oregano dressing

My lamb neck fillet recipe is so easy to put together and utterly delicious that it almost makes you feel guilty. However, this is the joy of simple, considered cooking. There’s no room for unnecessary techniques or flourishes—just flavour, delivered in abundance. This cut has the versatility to be meltingly delicious when slow-cooked, as the marbled fat and interwoven muscles transform into gelatinous, unctuous yumminess. Alternatively, they are fantastic cooked to medium, as in this recipe. The potatoes cooked in this way are a triumph as well. Plenty of chicken stock and olive oil soak into the potatoes as they cook, resulting in a sticky, almost fudgy finish. As I said, a total triumph. The oregano dressing is simple yet essential to add a level of acidity and tie the whole plate of food together.

Lamb neck fillets with an oregano dressing, served with Greek potatoes.

Serves 3


For the dressing


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Take the lamb neck fillets out of the fridge and their packaging. Leave to come up to room temperature.
  3. Peel the potatoes, then half them and then cut into chunky wedges – four wedges per half potato. Place them in a large oven-proof dish or roasting tray and season well with salt and a touch of black pepper. Mix well.
  4. Then add the lemon, garlic, oregano, chicken stock, olive oil, and wine. Stir together and then place in the oven. Set a timer for 45-minutes.
  5. Season the neck fillets well with sea salt.
  6. Set a frying pan or cast-iron skillet over a high heat, with a tablespoon of oil.
  7. Once the pan is hot, at the point where the oil is just beginning to smoke, add the neck fillets. Keep the heat high and brown off the fillets on all sides, moving them around the pan and flipping them regularly. Once all sides are nicely browned, put them in the oven for 3-4 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and lift the neck fillets out of the pan onto a plate and leave to rest for 10-minutes.
  9. After 45-minutes, check the potatoes are cooked. If they need a little longer, then return them to the oven. Top up with a little more stock if they are completely dry.

For the dressing:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients of the dressing in a bowl and season with sea salt. Stir well and leave to sit.
  2. After 15-minutes, give the dressing a taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.

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