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Pasta – Sugo al ‘nduja

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Sugo al ‘nduja
Tomato Sauce with ‘nduja
by James Belardo

‘nduja is a Italian spicy pork salami that is soft and ‘spreadable.’ It’s traditionally made using meat from the head (minus the jowls, which are used for guanciale), trimmings from various meat cuts, some clean skin, fatback pork shoulder, belly, tripe, roasted hot peppers and spices. It is the roasted red hot peppers that give ‘nduja its signature flavor that represents its origins in Calabria, Italy.

’Nduja is typically served with bread or cheese but can used in as an ingredient. This recipe takes a basic tomato sauce and adds a little Calabrese spice and flair. Using a simple base allows the flavor of ’nduja to shine.

1 28 oz. can hand crushed San Marzano tomatoes or use 3-4 pints cherry tomatoes
2.5 oz. (70 grams) nduja sausage, crumbled
1/2 red onion, choppped
1 cup white wine (Pinot Grigio or dry Calabrian wine)
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon (juice)
fresh basil
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper

Penne lisce

fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

1. In a medium sized dutch oven or deep sauce pan sauté the onions in 3 tbsp of olive oil.
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - sauté onions

2. Add the crumbled nduja and mix well, let cook for about 5-minutes or so.
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add nduja

3. Add the white wine and let come to a boil.
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add #wine

4. Add the hand-crushed tomatoes or cherry tomatoes (halved) and the bay leaves, let come to a boil.
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add hand crushed tomatoes #Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - add bay leaves

5. Once simmering, add the fresh basil, a bit of salt and pepper.
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio - salt, pepper & basil

6. Add the lemon juice
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio -  & finally lemon juice

7. Let simmer for at least 20-30 minutes, add salt if need.
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio

Top with fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata
#Sugo al #nduja #homemade #CucinaDelloZio


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Written by Zio James

January 16, 2017 at 5:20 PM

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