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Lamb Sugo with Pasta

Lamb Sugo with Pasta

Here's a great way to use any leftover roasted leg of lamb after an Easter or Passover celebration, or any night of the week when you've got leftovers from a Sunday roast.

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion, diced finely
  • 1 carrot, diced finely
  • 2 stalks celery, diced finely
  • 1 parsnip, diced finely
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 Cups roasted leg of lamb, diced finely
  • 1 Cup tomato purée
  • 1 Cup dry red wine
  • 4 Cups water
  • 3 stems Italian parsley
  • 1 sprig marjoram
  • 1 Teaspoon minced rosemary
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red chile pepper flakes
  • 1/4 Cup dried currants
  • 1/4 Cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons capers
  • 1 Tablespoon minced anchovies, packed in olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 1 Pound fresh or dried pasta
  • 1/2 Cup grated pecorino
  • Zest of 1 orange

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy pot over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion, carrot, celery, parsnip, and garlic and let the vegetables sweat for a few minutes.

Add the lamb, followed by the tomato purée and wine. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, add the water just to cover everything in the pot. Add the herbs and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook to reduce the liquid by ½.

Then, add the chile flakes, currants, pine nuts, capers, anchovies, and olives. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.                       

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook according to the package directions. Drain.             

In a pan, combine as much sauce as you like with the pasta adding a little grated pecorino cheese and serve in warm bowls with more grated cheese. Finish with a little grated orange zest.             

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving2709
Total Fat164g100%
Sugar13gN/A
Saturated69g100%
Cholesterol732mg100%
Protein212g100%
Carbs80g27%
Vitamin A120µg13%
Vitamin B1227µg100%
Vitamin B62mg96%
Vitamin C25mg42%
Vitamin E2mg12%
Vitamin K42µg53%
Calcium306mg31%
Fiber8g31%
Folate (food)268µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)268µg67%
Iron22mg100%
Magnesium354mg88%
Monounsaturated67gN/A
Niacin (B3)69mg100%
Phosphorus2185mg100%
Polyunsaturated15gN/A
Potassium3510mg100%
Riboflavin (B2)3mg100%
Sodium3453mg100%
Thiamin (B1)2mg100%
Zinc39mg100%