Lamb with saffron, a recipe from Sardinia

Sardinian recipe: lamb with saffron

Lamb with saffron is a recipe which can brag about the presence, between its ingredients, of two of the most classic products of Sardinia.

As a matter of fact Sardinia, with its cattle of 4 millions of sheeps, is one of the main Italian livestock farming area. An heritage Sardinian people’s emphasizing rediscovering the ancient production techniques which can guarantee respect for the environment and quality. Quality of production which characterize many kind of products from Sardinia and let the Sardinian saffron gain the quality label DOP.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

  • Lamb Kg 1.5
  • Tomato sauce 100 g
  • Saffron 0.2 g
  • 1 onion
  • Olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Cut the lamb in stews and let it cook brown with chopped onion in oil.
  2. Add the saffron powder melted in warm water and wait for the sauce to reduce.
  3. Lower the fire, pour the tomato sauce and keep on cooking until the sauce thicken.

As usual, here you find just one way to prepare lamb with saffron. There are many variation of this recipe coming from various area of Sardinia. To taste them all and decide which is the best, there’s nothing better than spend your next holidays in Sardinia.


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