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Pasta – Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms

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Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms
Sugo di Pomodoro con Funghi
by James Belardo

This basic tomato sauce featuring Cremini mushrooms is one of the easiest ways to celebrate Italian cuisine. This Primo course dish can be part of the ideal full Italian meal or used as a full meal itself. Our take uses white wine and freshly squeezed lemon juice.


28 oz. can hand crushed San Marzano tomatoes (or use 3-4 pints cherry tomatoes).
6 oz. can Tomato Paste
1/4 lb. pancetta, cut into small cubes
2-3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 cup white wine (pinot grigio)
1 cup beef stock or  Chicken stock (try our homemade version)
1-2 cups water – optional
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon (juice)
fresh basil
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Penne lisce


fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

1. In a medium sized dutch oven, fry the pancetta in 2-3 tbsp olive oil until golden brown.

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2. add the onions, garlic, and optional peperoncino (hot pepper flakes), cook until onions show signs of transparency and the garlic begins to soften.
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3. Add the cup of beef or chicken stock, let come to a simmer and then add the cremini mushrooms. Let it return to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
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4. While simmering add the white wine and let come back to a simmer for 5-10 minutes.
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5. Add the hand-crushed tomatoes and tomato paste (or the fresh cherry tomatoes), let it return to a simmer.
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6. Add the bay leaves, some salt and pepper. Let cook for at least 5-10 minutes and taste frequently, add salt and pepper to taste.
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7. Add fresh basil (or frozen) followed by the juice from 1/2 lemon.
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8. Simmer for at least 30 minutes or more!
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Top with fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

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Written by Zio James

June 9, 2015 at 4:11 PM

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