Pignata of Lamb Stewed with Sheep’s Milk Cheese

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Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

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Pignatas are cooking vessels shaped like bean pots, and they play many roles in the Italian kitchen. For this Easter dish from the town of Bari in Puglia, you can substitute any flameproof ceramic pot to cook cubes of lamb shoulder slowly along with onions, tomatoes, and parsley. At a certain point, a huge amount of greens is added along with additional flavorings; then cooking continues slowly until the stew reaches luscious, succulent perfection.

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