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How to Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit - Step by Step

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The Traditional Spit-Roasted Lamb of Greek Easter
How to Roast a Whole Lamb on the Spit - Step by Step

The Traditional Spit-Roasted Lamb is Carved

Photo © Ted Christou

In Greece, the roasting of the Paschal lamb is a tradition that is carried out with great joy and celebration.

After seven long weeks of fasting and dietary restrictions, families and friends gather together for a great feast - the highlight of which is this traditional centerpiece.

Roasting the lamb is a task that is usually carried out by the men of the family who happily tend to the spit or souvla while sipping ouzo and enjoying mezethes or appetizers.

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