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Lamb Stew (Agnello Agrassato)

No recipe image available.An authentic recipe for a traditional Italian country-side lamb stew.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds lamb stew meat
1 pound new potatoes, peeled and sliced
5 ounces Ragusano cheese, cubed
2 ounces Pecorino Siciliano cheese
1/2 cup of red wine
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons lard
1 medium chopped onion
Olive oil
Warm water
Salt and ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. Finely chop the onion and simmer it in a casserole pot with some olive oil. When translucent add the lard. Once the lard has melted, add the lamb pieces, the parsley, the chopped garlic and salt.
  2. When the lamb is well browned pour in the red wine and cook until it evaporates. At this point add the potatoes and cover with warm water. Place a lid on the pot and simmer for about 40 minutes or until the lamb is tender.
  3. Five minutes before serving add the diced Ragusano cheese. Remove from heat and sprinkle with the grated Pecorino Siciliano cheese.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe courtesy of The Italian Trade Commission.