Authentic Greek Easter Recipe: Kokoretsi - Grilled Lamb Offal Wrapped in Intestines

 Celebrate Greek Easter with this traditional recipe for Kokoretsi. Made with lamb offal wrapped in intestines and grilled to perfection, this dish is sure to impress!

Kokoretsi is a traditional Greek Easter dish made from lamb offal wrapped in intestines and grilled to perfection. This savory and delicious dish is a true delicacy in Greece and is often enjoyed as part of the Easter feast. If you're looking to celebrate Greek Easter in a truly authentic way, give this Kokoretsi recipe a try!

You can serve this with Greek horiatiki salad and lemon potatoes


Kokoretsi - Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. lamb sweetbreads
  • 2 lbs. lamb intestines, cleaned and rinsed
  • 2 lbs. lamb liver
  • 2 lbs. lamb lungs
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 cup chopped mint
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

Kokoretsi - How to Make 

  1. Preheat a charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the chopped parsley, mint, onion, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and oregano.
  3. Cut the lamb intestines into long strips and rinse them thoroughly.
  4. Cut the lamb sweetbreads, liver, and lungs into bite-sized pieces and add them to the bowl with the herb and oil mixture. Mix well to coat the meat evenly.
  5. Thread the lamb offal pieces onto the lamb intestines, making sure to pack them tightly.
  6. Secure the ends of the lamb intestines with metal skewers or kitchen twine.
  7. Grill the kokoretsi on the preheated charcoal grill, turning occasionally, for about 30-40 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160°F.
  8. Once the kokoretsi is fully cooked, remove it from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Kokoretsi is a beloved traditional Greek Easter dish that requires some preparation, but the end result is truly worth the effort. If you're looking for an authentic way to celebrate Greek Easter this year, try making kokoretsi and share it with your family and friends!