Lamb & anchovies with thyme
Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan. Add the lamb and sauté for 4–5 minutes, stirring, until the meat is browned all over.
Using a mortar and pestle, grind together the garlic, thyme and anchovies to make a smooth paste.
Add the wine and stock to the frying pan. Stir in the anchovy paste and the sugar. Bring the mixture to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and leave to simmer for 30–40 minutes until the lamb is tender. For the last 10 minutes of the cooking time, remove the lid in order to allow the sauce to reduce slightly.
Stir the olives into the sauce and mix through. Transfer the lamb and its sauce to a serving bowl, garnish with parsley and serve hot.