Spezzatino is a hearty Italian stew. This recipe features lamb and peas, a match made in heaven. You can complete this flavorful entrée with a side of crusty bread, mashed potatoes, or creamy polenta. Spezzatino can be made with lamb, beef, or pork, but either way, it is always braised in a rich broth. This meal is sure to warm your heart this winter.
Lamb and Pea Spezzatino Recipe
Lamb and Pea Spezzatino
A luxurious Lamb and Pea Spezzatino recipe which pairs braised lamb with a decadent vegetable stew.
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2 Tbsp Olive oil 3 lb Lamb shoulder, cut into two-inch pieces 2 Onions, roughly chopped 2 cloves Garlic, finely diced 1 teaspoon Paprika 3 Tbsp Tomato paste 3 cups Red wine 1 cup Lamb stock 1 Bay leaf, preferably dry 3 Carrots, sliced 3 Potatoes, peeled and diced 1 cup Peas 2 Tbsp Parsley, finely chopped , Salt to taste , Black Pepper to taste
Place a large pot on high heat and add one tablespoon of olive oil.
Fry the lamb shoulder in the hot pan and brown it well on all sides.
Once browned, remove the lamb and set aside.
Next, add the remaining olive oil and onion, then cook for ten minutes to soften.
Stir in the garlic, paprika, and tomato paste, allowing everything to cook for one minute until fragrant.
Return the browned lamb to the pot then add the red wine, stock, bay leaf, carrot, potato, salt and black pepper.
Bring the spezzatino to a boil and cover with a lid, reducing the heat to low. Allow it to simmer for at least one hour. Before serving, remove the bay leaf and stir in the peas, allowing them to cook for five minutes. Serve the lamb and pea spezzatino garnished with parsley and a side of polenta or crusty bread.
This recipe calls for lamb shoulder, but feel free to use stew beef instead.
Let the spezzatino simmer for longer than an hour if you want the meat to be more tender.
Calories: 710 kcal | Carbohydrates: 51 g | Protein: 51 g | Fat: 19 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Cholesterol: 137 mg | Sodium: 379 mg | Potassium: 1973 mg | Fiber: 8 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 8320 IU | Vitamin C: 60 mg | Calcium: 106 mg | Iron: 7 mg
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