Lamb and Wine Stew

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READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by CarrolJ

I am posting this recipe from Abruzzo, Italy as part of the Food, Friends, and Family game. None of the other Italian recipes already posted here reflect the special foods created in this region on the south west coast. The famous Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine (not to be confused with the Tuscan town of Montepulciano and its Vino Nobile) is a robust red that is perfect for stewing a flavorful meat like lamb.

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a stew pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the lamb, the whole cloves of garlic, and rosemary and toss to coat with the oil.
  3. Sauté for 1 minute and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the wine and cook, covered, over low heat for up to 2 hours.
  5. Add more wine (or water) if the liquid evaporates too much.
  6. Serve over soft polenta.

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