Cooking holiday Italy recipe : Agnello alla Scottadito
A firm favourite with Taste Trails Rome | Cooking holiday Italy , this grilled lamb-chop cutlet recipe is called agnello alla scottadito in Italian. "Scottadito" means "finger-burning," and with these chops it's a risk because they're so delicious and fragrant, you might find it difficult to wait for them to cool before grabbing one to taste it.
12 lamb chops
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup fine sea salt
1 tablespoon freshly-ground black pepper
In a bowl, combine the salt, sugar, pepper, lemon zest, mint, and rosemary. Rub the mix over the chops and cover them completely , and let them stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours, or refrigerate covered for up to a day.
To grill the chops, fire up the grill to a high heat. Season the chops lightly with extra virgin olive oil. Cook, turning until the chops are well seared on the outside and a little pink in the centre. This should be at least 5 minutes per side.
Transfer to a platter, and serve piping hot. Your fingers will forgive you.
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This recipe is an example of what to expect with Taste Trails Rome | cooking holidays in Italy. What we cook in the lessons depends on the time of the year and what is in season . We try and use only fresh , local and if possible organic ingredients .
Mark , Just a short note to say what a fantastic cooking holiday Italy we had with you last week. The combination of the cooking lessons and the people we met was very special, particularly as we enjoyed hospitality in their homes. We appreciate all the time you have spent in setting up the schedule and, of course, all of the driving you did to get us to places and show us the beautiful countryside and villages. Our few days in Rome was rather a contrast to our time in Sabina but we certainly walked off some of the wonderful food we had eaten!
Sue and John - Eavesham , UK