Capretto oppure Abbacchio ricetta al forno (kid goat or suckling lamb recipe)

This recipe will work for kid goat or suckling lamb.  You must acquire a very young animal still mostly nursing from its mother.  Typically a kid or lamb about 40 lbs and about two months old is used.  The meat will be very tender and very pink.  We eat this for Easter.  Craigslist is a good place to find your animal.  The wine and flour will make a natural gravy that is just heavenly.  Once you do this, it will be an Easter tradition in your house.  I promise!

The meat is light pink and very tender.

The meat is light pink and very tender.

 

Ingredients

1/2 kid goat or suckling lamb cut into fairly even pieces

3 sprigs of rosemary

4 cloves of garlic

flour for dusting

salt and pepper

olive oil for frying

1 cup Pinot Grigio wine

Technique

Cut 1/2 of the animal up into pieces about equal size.  Coat the pieces with flour and shake off the excess.  Brown them really well on all sides in a good olive oil.  Do this in batches until the pieces are all browned.  Place them in a heavy roasting pan (a clay pot was traditional in our house).  Season well with salt and pepper.  Add the rosemary sprigs, chopped garlic and wine to the pan.  Roast for 2 hours in a 350 degree oven.  This is absolutely wonderful!

Fry the floured pieces in olive oil and then finish in a 350 degree oven for two hours

Fry the floured pieces in olive oil and then finish in a 350 degree oven for two hours

 

Abbacchio should be well done, but it is so tender, it will fall off of the bone.

Abbacchio should be well done, but it is so tender, it will fall off of the bone.


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