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Lamb Cochifrito

This recipe for Lamb Cochifrito has been reproduced courtesy of Orce Serrano Hams -

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Lamb Cochifrito comes from Northern Spain originally but is now a very popular dish in Andalucia as well. You can find this dish as a main meal on many restaurant menus and it is occasionally served up as hot tapas.

Ingredients for Lamb Cochifrito

1 Kilo lamb steaks
1 Onion (chopped)
1 Green pepper (chopped)
2 Garlic cloves (crushed)
1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Broadleaf parsley

How to make Lamb Cochifrito

  • Firstly take your lamb steaks and remove the bone from the centre then slice the meat into strips.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a large cazuela or frying pan and add the lamb, cook until browned then add the onion and fry for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, green pepper, smoked paprika and lemon juice, reduce heat and cook for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve and garnish with roughly chopped parsley.


Adding a splash of cream works very well with the paprika.

Lamb Cochifrito

Orce Serrano Hams

Published with permission of Orce Serrano Hams