I enjoyed a delicious meal at Kyma. What a wonderful restaurant. The wine list is amazing and the food is spectacular. I ordered the spicy lamb pie and the eggplant stew. I have ordered the cookbook “Modern Greek Cooking” by Pano Karatassos ($37.50, Rizzoli International Publications). However, looking at the index I see a recipe for the eggplant stew is included, but the not the lamb pie. I would love to know how to prepare this delicious spicy lamb dish at home. I am hoping you can help me get this recipe. — Kathy Tharpe, email
The spicy lamb pie Tharpe was looking for is indeed in Karatassos’ new cookbook but under the name of Lamb Phyllo Spirals. Karatassos is no stranger to working with phyllo and we recently published his Spinach and Feta Phyllo Pies in response to another reader’s request.
Karatassos says, “This recipe pays homage to the Greek exohiko pie, described by my friend John Lefkathitikis as having a filling of leftover meats that have been crisped in oil and garnished with onions, garlic, thyme and oregano. When I asked him how much thyme and oregano? ‘Enough so it smells throughout the kitchen,’ he said. I serve this lamb version with tangy yogurt and a citrusy salad of arugula and olives.”
If you can’t find lamb shanks, Karatassos suggests substituting 3/4 pound shoulder lamb chops or 1/2 pound of boneless lamb shoulder.
From the menu of … Kyma, 3085 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta. 404-262-0702. buckheadrestaurants.com/restaurant/kyma/
Is there a recipe from a metro Atlanta restaurant you’d like to make at home? Tell us and we’ll try to get it. We’ll also test it and adapt it for the home kitchen. Because of volume, we can’t answer all inquiries. Send your request, your address and phone number to email@example.com and put “From the menu of” and the name of restaurant in the subject line.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.