Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Tour of Italy ~ Day 13... Lamb in Lazio
We love this recipe. Here, lamb chops are presented atop a salad that was inspired by the flavors of Lazio and Sardinia. A perfect first course or a light main course. When studying the region of Lazio, it is usually combined with the other two neighboring regions of Abruzzi and Molise. These three central regions are as "natural as wool" , as stated by the author. Their legacies of tending flocks and herds are still a big part of their world today. Not much has changed, Lamb is still a big part of their mainstay as well as living off the natural and fresh elements of the land around them and often eaten with out embellishments. Their food is easy to prepare and very portable. In the Rome-dominated parts of Lazio, much of the food is dictated by the city's unique culinary repertoire. Much like the recipe found below.