Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lamb Broth With Anchovies And Peas

It is getting cold here in Melbourne and it is also time for me to start making soups and stews. I was not too convinced when I first went through the ingredients list but I must admit the end result is a very satisfactory one, who would have thought? This is yet another recipe from The Italian Cookbook Collector's Edition by Gourmet Traveller but I had made some slight changes. The original recipe asks for curly endive but I substituted with some leftover cavolo nero instead.
It doesn't look like I will be able to come up with a Malaysian Monday post this week but I will make sure I will have some very special dishes for the coming week. 
P.S It is St. Patrick's Day today and I must get home before the town turns green by mmm... drunks! 

recipe adapted from The Italian Cookbook Collector's Edition by Gourmet Traveller
serves 2 to 3 as a one dish meal
you'll need;
1 kg lamb shoulder, cut into large pieces
3 brown onions, finely diced
4 garlic cloves, chopped
6 anchovy fillets
1.5 cups of chicken stock
3/4 cup of garden peas
1 tbs of oregano, coarsely torn
1/2 a bunch of cavolo nero (Italian black cabbage) or 1 curly endive
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
crusty bread to serve

Finely dice the onions.

Garden peas and trimmed cavolo nero.

Cut lamb shoulder into large chunks.

Saute onion with 2 tbs od olive oil until tender (about 10 minutes). Add garlic and anchovy fillets and cook until anchovies dissolve.

Add stock and lamb, cover and simmer on low heat. stirring and skimming occasionally until lamb is tender. 

Add vegetables and oregano, simmer until cavolo nero is wilted.

Serve hot with plenty of of crusty bread.


  1. Lovely bowl of soup. It is soup season.. another reason to love winter ;)

  2. That really looks delicious. Where did you get your cavolo nero??

  3. Anchovies with lamb is a winning combination!

  4. wow sedapnya boleh makan dengan roti bayam yang baru masak ni:)

  5. I love anchovies! Sounds great in combo with this dish. So, no internet connection yet huh? Poor you.

  6. I'm going to cook it right now...
    Thanks for sharing such a lovely recepie...

  7. Anchovies is an interesting addition. Must give this a try!

  8. Wonderful hearty bowl of soup...Plenty of green in for St Patty's Day.

  9. you know how much i love soups.
    what a comfort soup...i think anchovies make the difference.

    have a great weekend
    b xx
    missed you!

  10. difficile pour te laisser un commentaire ton plat a l'air excellent bravo
    à bientôt


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