Tuscan Lamb and Artichoke Stew

Tuscan Lamb and Artichoke Stew

Serves 6

This traditional peasant dish is popular in northern Italy in the spring, where it's a favorite Italian Easter recipe, when lamb is at its most tender. Serve over polenta, rice or couscous along with a fresh green salad. If you prefer, use 1 cup chicken broth in place of the wine in this recipe.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons expeller-pressed canola oil
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1 teaspoon chile pepper flakes
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped prosciutto
  • 2 pounds lamb top sirloin stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans water-packed artichoke hearts, drained
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, strained
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
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Method: 

Heat canola oil in a heavy skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring often, until tender, about 15 minutes. Add garlic, rosemary, sage, pepper flakes, celery and prosciutto and cook for 5 minutes more, or until soft. Add lamb and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned. Add wine, increase heat to high and cook for about 5 minutes. Add broth and tomato paste and stir well. Continue cooking at a simmer over a low flame for 45 minutes, or until lamb is tender.

Add artichoke hearts and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper, then sprinkle parsley over the top of the stew and drizzle with olive oil. Stir well, then serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:430 calories (150 from fat), 17g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 1910mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 41g protein
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