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Tomato Sauce with Cremini Mushrooms

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

This is an alternative way of preparing a basic tomato sauce featuring Cremini mushrooms, preferably using fresh and ripe tomatoes. You can use canned tomatoes in the off seasons. This particular method is slightly different from our previously released Tomato Sauce with Mushrooms recipe.

Ingredients
24+ ripe plum tomato (romanello or san marzano) or a 28 oz. can San Marzano tomatoes (hand crushed).
6 oz. can Tomato Paste
1/4 lb. pancetta, cut into small cubes
2-3 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
1/2 large onion, diced
2-2 cloves garlic, diced
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
2-3 bay leaves
salt and pepper – to taste
Peperoncino Fiocchi (hot pepper flakes) – optional

Pasta Suggestions
Rigatoni
Bucatini
Maccheroni
Tagliatelle
Penne
Fineja

Topping
Freshly grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata

Directions (Tomato Prep)
1. Rinse and peel the tomatoes and remove the stem and hard bits (pedical and sepal).
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2. Cut into small pieces, place in large bowl, roughly squeeze and crush by hand.
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Directions
1. In a large dutch oven, fry the pancetta in about  2-3 tbsp olive oil until golden brown.
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2. Add the onions, garlic, and optional peperoncino (hot pepper flakes).
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3. Once the onions show signs of transparency and the garlic begins to soften add a cup of white wine.
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4. As it returns to a boil add the cup of beef or chicken stock,
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5. Once the liquid comes to a boil, add the hand-crushed tomatoes, mix well and let cook
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6. After about 5 minutes or so add the tomato paste, mix well and let it simmer.
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7. After about 10-15 minutes, as the tomatoes break down add the sliced cremini mushrooms, mix well.
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8. As the mushrooms begin to soften add a cup of water and the bay leaves along with some salt and pepper.
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9. After about 10 minutes or so, add the fresh basil and the juice from 1/2 lemon.
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10. As the sauce cooks, taste frequently, add salt and pepper to taste, let simmer for at least 30 minutes or more!
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11. Top with fresh grated Pecorino Romano, Parmegiano or Ricotta Salata.
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Enjoy!

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Written by Zio James

September 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM

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