Lamb Chops and Ragù with Malloreddus
The lamb ragù can be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Rewarm before serving.
Malloreddus is a small Sardinian ridged pasta that is often flavored with saffron; it can be white, bright yellow or tricolored. It’s available at many specialty food stores.
The Cannonau variety (known outside Sardinia as Grenache) is a classic local match for lamb—its spicy, cherry-and-plum notes pair well with the meat's gamey depth of flavor. For this impressive chop-and-pasta main course, search out a substantial bottling.