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Gardoubakia – A Greek lamb delicacy

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Gardoubakia – A Greek lamb delicacy


  • Wash the intestines thoroughly. Change the water many times.
  • Use a pencil to turn the intestines inside out and wash them again. (Place the tip of the pencil parallel to the intestines, 1 cm before the end and turn over). Lightly press down and start to insert the pencil into the intestines. When enough of the intestines have covered the pencil, let it all fall backwards. Continue in this manner until you have turned the intestines inside out. If you notice a rip or tear, cut the piece off and continue. Wash with a generous amount of running water and allow to drain completely.
  • Transfer to a bowl with water and the juice from 2 lemons. Refrigerate for over 2 hours so that they turn white.
  • In the meantime, wash the lamb pluck with a generous amount of water. Use a pair of scissors to cut the innards into 0.5 cm strips and 10 cm long. Wash thoroughly and drain.
  • Season with a generous amount of salt and pepper along with 2 teaspoons oregano, lemon zest and grated garlic. Refrigerate for 1 hour to marinate.
  • Pick up 3-4 strips of innards and hold them tight. Tie them in the middle with the intestines and wrap them all around quite tightly.
  • To finish, tie a knot at the end of the intestines or tuck it into the wrapped intestines so that it doesn’t unravel. Repeat the same process with the rest.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • To an ovenproof baking dish or pot, add half of the olive oil and onion. Sauté lightly over medium heat.
  • Add the gardoubakia and sauté for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden. You don’t want them to cook for too long.
  • Add the wine, the remaining olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon oregano and just enough water to halfway submerge them.
  • Cover with lid and bake for 1 ½ hours, until they are done and golden brown. You can remove the lid at the final few minutes of the cooking process so they can brown nicely.
  • Serve with fries and fresh thyme.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
6 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
7 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
1 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
36 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
0 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
7 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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