March 2016

Aldo Zilli's Easter Lamb Recipe

Aldo Zilli's Easter Lamb Recipe

Posted on: 21 Mar 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

COOKING for family on Easter Sunday? This seasonal Italian recipe is perfect for a special occasion.

It’s a delicious, comforting dish. It was Mamma's favourite and the first thing she taught me to make.
It's an off-the-bone lamb dish with a beautiful parmesan topping, and it's based on a stew Aldo's mother cooked regularly when he was a child.

“I remember Mamma would cook this fabulous lamb stew at this time of year. She would use potatoes and veg, lots of pecorino cheese, and lots of eggs from our chickens.

“It’s a delicious, comforting dish. It was Mamma's favourite and the first thing she taught me to make. She would make us all come together to eat it at the table, it was such a happy time.”

Aldo recommends serving the lamb dish with seasonal spring vegetables and a fruity red wine. It's ideal for a traditional Easter Sunday family gathering.


Saturday classics: Smoky tomato soup and roast of lamb recipes

Saturday classics: Smoky tomato soup and roast of lamb recipes

Posted on: 12 Mar 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hello and welcome to the weekend. My family and I will be treating ourselves to a shopping trip, and hopefully not just for the kids. I’m going to include a sneaky trip to Borough Market for some seasonal fruit and vegetables and some live lobster for my wife, Nikki. It’s her absolute favourite simply roasted with garlic butter and some chunky handmade chips.

This week’s book, Kitchen Mojo by Paul Mercurio, is packed with 120 easy recipes to sink your teeth into. This book is quite simply an inspiration to anyone who wants to get into the kitchen, and you can find delicious meals to cook to impress your family and friends. These include fig baked on feta with a three cheese sauce, a Mediterranean lobster stack with a herb vinaigrette and the lamb dish (opposite). So go on, get stuck in and good luck!