Abbacchio alla cacciatora, with stuffed artichokes and potatoes

Good morning, Today lamb cacciatore, one of the most popular recipes of Roman cuisine, and one of my rare meat dishes. The spring lamb, or lamb, cacciatore, It is a dish tenaciously rooted in ROMAN CUISINE popular, When families bred animals for personal use and for the sale of milk and meat. The spring lamb, that is nothing but the suckling lamb, was served during the festivities and, even today, stays in Rome the tradition to prepare this recipe for Easter. If you want to change, but using the same type of meat, take look at RECIPES WITH LAMB.

Is’ a really simple dish to prepare and, If you love the taste of this type of meat, is sure to please. I prepare myself in a pan, because it remains softer and easier to control cooking, but you can do even in the oven. Perfect contours, in my opinion, are the baked potatoes and stuffed artichokes: two big classic Italian cuisine. The recipe STUFFED ARTICHOKES is Sicilian family, which also found on my YouTube channel version VIDEO RECIPE STEP BY STEP. The abbacchio alla cacciatora is found in all restaurants by cuisine, but rest assured that prepared at home is much tastier.

Lamb cacciatore (Roman recipe)

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  • 1-1,2 kilograms of abbacchio romano Pgi apart
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh rosemary and Sage, to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 3 salted anchovies
  • little flour to dust the lamb
  • bottom or meat stock, to taste (Optional, you can substitute with a little 'hot water)
  • 800 grams of potatoes
  • fresh rosemary and Sage as required
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil as required
  • 4 stuffed artichokes (for recipe Click here)


Lightly flour the pieces of lamb chops and brown them in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, over high heat, until they are golden brown on all sides, stirring often. When the Lamb will have formed a pretty superficial crust, Add garlic, Sage and Rosemary little, season with salt, pepper and add the white wine. Do fade, then add a few tablespoons of broth. Cover and cook over low heat for 45 minutes, Turning meat occasionally and adding a little’ of broth if necessary.

For baked potatoes, wash potatoes, Peel them and cut them as Favorites: wedges, sticks or slices. I made into wedges. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, grease it with olive oil and sprinkle, in a single layer, potatoes. Season with salt, black pepper, Sage and Rosemary, drizzle with a little oil and bake at 200 degrees until they are golden brown on both sides, turning them halfway through cooking so that they cook evenly..

Bone and desalinate the anchovies well and chop finely by rinsing them with a little Rosemary and a clove of garlic. Dilute the mixture with vinegar.

When the lamb is well cooked (cooking also depends on your taste, If you want very soft you can also extend), put it on a serving dish and keep warm. Delete from cooking liquid, garlic, Sage and Rosemary and, over high heat, Add to the bottom of the mixture of garlic, vinegar and anchovies. Stir well and cook for a few minutes, as long as the Fund is not restricted, becoming glossy and dense. Pour the hot sauce over the meat. If you want to prepare the dish in advance, return the meat to the Pan and heat it over low heat then, stirring in Gravy.

Serve hot lamb, seasoned with sauce and accompanied by baked potatoes and stuffed artichokes. And Bon Appetit!

THE PAIRING: Verdicchio di Matelica riserva Docg, the company Belisario. This large white, that is called Cambrugiano, can be good even in meats such as lamb, in this preparation, especially if accompanied by artichokes rarely matched to red wines. That Verdicchio is matured partly in steel and partly in oak barrels, giving it a body and a great ageing potential. Aromas of white flowers and vanilla, join a flavor and a well balanced body. The result is an elegant wine and many shades. In short, a white man disguised as a red wine.

Abbacchio alla cacciatora, with stuffed artichokes and potatoes
Abbacchio alla cacciatora, with stuffed artichokes and potatoes

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Italians Do Eat Better March 14, 2016 at 17:07

Usually I prepare with potatoes, But even with the artichokes must be yummy! I record the recipe. Have a good evening

Ada Parisi March 14, 2016 at 22:03

I'm not giving up potatoes ever, I like too. But artichokes are the death his opinion. Thanks for stopping by, See you soon! ADA


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