Tri-L, pronounced trill.
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Highlights: : Chicken, Contains Alcohol, Lamb, Pork, Takes Time
You know you're going to have leftovers. Let's do the ragout!
Estimated Cost: $7
Suggested Beverage: Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux
Equipment and Supplies
- 6-quart round wide Dutch oven
- paper towels
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-1½ pounds boneless roasted lamb leftovers, chopped
- 6 ounces guanciale, optional, sliced into thin strips
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon rosemary, minced
- 1½ white onions, halved
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt, less or more to taste
- ½ teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground
- 8 basil leaves, chopped, for garnish
- 12 ounces lumache pasta, dried
For the lamb
- Heat the oil in the Dutch oven over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the lamb and get a good sear on all sides.2 tablespoons olive oil, 1-1½ pounds boneless roasted lamb leftovers
- Add the halved onions, cut-side down and get a good sear on them, too.1½ white onions
- Reduce heat to medium. Remove and reserve the lamb and onion halves to a plate. Don't you dare remove any fat!
For the ragout
- Preheat the oven to 375°.
- If using guanciale,, line a plate with a few layers of paper towels.
- Add the guanciale and cook until crispy and the fat is rendered out. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon of fat.6 ounces guanciale
- Deglaze the pot with red wine, loosening any brown bits on the bottom. Add the stock, lamb, onions, garlic and rosemary. Reduce the liquid by half.2 cloves garlic, ½ teaspoon rosemary, 2 cups dry red wine, 1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth
- Add the pepper and, if desired, salt. Put the Dutch oven in the oven and brase for 60-75 minutes.½ teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon white pepper
- Take the pot out of the oven, garnish with basil and serve with pasta or gnocci.8 basil leaves
For the pasta
- Bring a stockpot to a boil with salted water.
- Add the lumache pasta and cook for the package directions for al dente. Drain, and serve by putting the ragout on a bed of pasta.12 ounces lumache pasta
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