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Francesco Mazzei’s Autumnal Welsh Lamb Recipes

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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Dani R

Nov 04, 2021
4 minutes to read

It’s distinctive and unique, with endorsement from top chefs like Francesco Mazzei - here’s how to cook with Welsh Lamb

(Images: Food Story Media)

When it comes to producing quality meat, Wales has the perfect environment. Clean air, rich grass and clean mountain streams produce delicious Welsh Lamb - exactly as nature intended.

With many chefs praising Welsh Lamb for its taste, versatility and traceability, it’s an excellent all-rounder. And who better to showcase these qualities than top TV chef Francesco Mazzei?

Born and raised in Calabria, Francesco started his food career very early when he worked at his uncle’s gelateria from the age of nine, and has since worked in restaurants all over the world, including Rome, Bangkok and London.

A familiar face on television through his regular appearances on the likes of Saturday Kitchen, MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, since 2015 Francesco has been chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, and in that time published his first cookbook specialising in southern Italian cooking.

Francesco has created these four gorgeous autumnal dishes to cook and enjoy at home with family and friends, and with a fusion on Wales’ natural produce and Italy’s unmistakeable cuisine, what’s not to like? Enjoy!

Welsh Lamb Ragout

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Francesco’s cavatelli pasta and Welsh Lamb ragout with pecorino, ‘nduja and mint is a warming ragout dish -guaranteed to ‘wow’ your friends.

Burrata-Filled Welsh Lamb Meatballs

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Looking for new recipe ideas for family meals? Francesco’s burrata filled Welsh Lamb meatballs with tomato sauce and basil pesto recipe will become a firm favourite.

Welsh Lamb Shoulder

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Try Francesco’s fornarina style Welsh Lamb shoulder. Don’t shy away from cooking Welsh Lamb on the bone as it produces amazing flavour.

Braised Welsh Lamb with Mash

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Francesco’s braised Welsh Lamb ossobuco with buttery mash potato is a speciality of the Lombard region. This classic ossobuco dish is given a twist by swapping white wine for red to bring out the naturally rich flavours of the Welsh Lamb.

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