Lamb with Mint Cooking Recipe – Agnello Alla Menta Recipe

Lamb with Mint Cooking Recipe – Agnello Alla Menta Recipe

Serves 4

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Marinating time: 1-2 hours
Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 12 oz. (800 g) lamb leg or shoulder
  • 1 ⅔ cups (400 ml) wine vinegar
  • Scant ¼ cup (50 ml) olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • Scant cup (200 ml) white wine
  • Salt, peppercorns

Pesto

  • 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 sprigs of fresh mint
  • Scant Vz cup (100 ml) olive oil
  • Salt, pepper

Lamb with Mint Cooking Recipe - Agnello Alla Menta Recipe 1

Cooking Method

  • Cut the lamb into cubes. Marinate for 1 to 2 hours with the vinegar, a pinch of salt, and a few peppercorns.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Drain the pieces of lamb, and brown them with the rosemary in the olive oil in an ovenproof casserole.
  • Moisten with the wine, then cook in the oven for 1 hour.

Prepare the pesto.

  • Squeeze the orange to extract 4 tablespoons of juice, stir in the sugar, and let dissolve.
  • Peel the garlic, then chop it finely with the mint.
  • Mix with the olive oil and the orange juice, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the lamb from the oven, mix the pieces with the mint pesto while still hot, and serve immediately.

Suggested food/wine match

  • Morgante, Don Antonio Nero d’Avoid—Sicily IGT

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