Italian Style Lamb Recipe

italian style lamb

Ingredients for Italian Style Lamb:

  • 1½ lb (675 g) shoulder of lamb
  • 2 oz  (50 ml) olive oil
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 green pepper
  • 4 oz (112 g) mushrooms
  • 1½  lbs (675 g) tomatoes
  • 2 fl oz (50 ml) red wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Method for Italian Style Lamb:

  1. Finely dice the celery, mushrooms and pepper. Heat the oil in a large pan and soften the veg in the oil.
  2. Remove the bone from the lamb and cut the meat into bite-size cubes. Add to  the veg and seal on all sides.
  3. Drain and transfer to an oven-proof dish.
  4. Skin and chop the tomatoes and put through a blender. Add the puréed tomatoes, along with the herbs and wine, to the pan juices.
  5. Bring to the boil, season to taste with salt and pepper and pour over the lamb and veg.
  6. Cover the casserole and bake in the middle of a pre-heated oven at Gas Mark 4 (180°C/350°F) for about 1 ¾ hours until the meat is tender.

Serves 4.

Note: Goes particularly well with macaroni or noodles.

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