Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Spicy Lamb Ragu
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 40 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

In a large Dutch oven, heat the olive oil (2 turns of the pan) over medium-high heat. Add the fennel seeds and stir for 30 seconds. Add the lamb, red pepper flakes and some salt and pepper and cook, breaking the meat into crumbles as it browns. Add the rosemary, thyme, onions, carrots, garlic, oregano, bay leaf, orange zest strip and cinnamon stick. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the milk and reduce the heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, to let the meat absorb the milk, about 15 minutes.

Add the tomato paste and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the wine, partially cover, and continue to cook and reduce for 15 minutes. Add the stock and olives. Hand crush the tomatoes into the pot, then add the juices from the can. Simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes more to cook down the tomatoes and thicken the sauce. Fish out and discard the orange zest strip, bay leaf and cinnamon stick. Adjust the seasoning.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water and drain the pasta. Keep warm.

Mix the mint, parsley, pistachios and some grated orange zest together in a small bowl.

Toss the ragu, reserved cooking water, pecorino, olive oil and cooked pasta together. Serve in bowls topped with fresh ricotta and sprinkle the herb-pistachio mixture over the top to garnish.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Grilled Lamb Chops

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Lamb Shepherd's Pie

Recipe courtesy of Shauna James Ahern

Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Spicy Guacamole

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Roasted Leg of Lamb

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Spicy Coconut Shrimp

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Spicy Edamame Dip

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Top 5 Restaurants

          7:30am | 6:30c

          Southern at Heart

          8:30am | 7:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Kitchen

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking