Italian Stir-Fried Lamb
A refreshing wine and pesto sauce brings new life to lamb stir-fry.
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup dry white wine or water
- 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
- 1 tablespoon peanut oil
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen Italian-style green beans, thawed
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 12 ounces American Lamb boneless leg or sirloin, thinly sliced into 3-inch strips
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 4 ounces linguine or fettuccine, cooked
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- In a small bowl, combine broth, wine or water, pesto, cornstarch and oregano. Set aside.
- Preheat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add oil. Stir-fry carrots and green beans for 4 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Remove vegetables from wok or skillet; set aside.
- Add lamb strips to wok or skillet. Stir-fry about 3 minutes or until slightly pink. Add vegetable mixture. Add pesto mixture to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Stir in tomatoes. Cook 1 minute longer. Serve over hot cooked pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Defrosting Lamb: Thaw frozen lamb in the refrigerator overnight or for faster thawing, use a microwave oven, following the manufacturer's directions. Do not thaw frozen lamb at room temperature.
Calories from Fat 187 (41%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(37%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrate 39g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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