Roman-style lamb with rosemary, sage and anchovy

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for Roman-style lamb with rosemary, sage and anchovy.
Roman-style lamb with rosemary, sage and anchovy

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Ben Dearnley
1H 45M
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1.Preheat oven to 160C. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Dust lamb in seasoned flour, shake off excess and fry in batches, turning occasionally, until golden brown (3-4 minutes), then transfer to a large casserole. Deglaze pan with wine, add to casserole with remaining ingredients (except anchovies) and 400ml water (to almost cover lamb). Bring to the simmer, then transfer to oven and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (1-1½ hours). Set aside to rest (15-20 minutes), then combine 100ml braising liquid and anchovies in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk until anchovies dissolve, then return to lamb mixture. Stir to combine, season to taste and serve hot scattered with extra sage.

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