Fusilli con Sugo di Agnello

Spaghetti with Lamb Sauce

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Pasta with a lamb sauce is nourishing, filling, unexpectedly satisfying—dinner in a single course. The only difficulty with re-creating this dish from Molise—besides the fact that Italian lamb is flavored by the aromatic grasses and herbs it feeds on—is that an entire lamb in Molise is likely to weigh about 15 pounds, while the leg—only the leg—of an American lamb can weigh 6 pounds or more. To approximate the taste of the Italian meat, use extremely lean boneless lamb cut from the shoulder