Friday, 18 April 2014

Flavours Italian Easter menu: Abbachio Scottadito recipe

Happy Easter everybody! It’s that time again for our Italian recipe that will conclude Flavours Holidays Easter menu ideas. Today’s recipe Abbacchio Scottadito is a traditional main dish with grilled lamb chops.

‘Abbacchio’ is name used in the region of Lazio for milk-fed lamb. The tradition of eating lamb at Easter has roots in history. The lamb, or‘ agnello’ in Italian, is an important religious symbol especially in Christianity, because it represents the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

The literal translation for ‘scottadito’ is ‘that burns your fingers’.

Abbacchio Scottadito

  • 800 gr. lamb chops
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Lemon wedges to serve


Prepare the marinating with chopped garlic, rosemary, salt, pepper and olive oil. Add the lamb chops and stir to coat them well. Leave them to marinate for 30 minutes. Grill the marinated lamb chops on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes on each side (for medium rare). Serve hot with some lemon wedges on the side.
In alternative, put the marinated chops on a baking tray and cook them in a pre-heated oven at 180º-200 º, for about 45 minutes. 

Serve with mixed grilled vegetables or baked potatoes seasoned with herbs.

From everyone here at Flavours, we wish you Happy Easter and a wonderful holiday break. Relax, enjoy every day and whatever your culinary skills are – prefer to cook your own food than eating outside (..this is an advice our Italian chefs gave us on our last cooking holiday)!Buona Pasqua!

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