Italian food

I thought I do a small post on the Italian food ,I  Love Italian food ,I grew up going every sunday to an Italian coffee and ice cream shop ,choose different mixes of ice cream the coffee and nut ones were nu favourites every weekend and when I got a bit older a espresso or a real lemonade .I then discover fresh pasta ,I have a pasta maker that my wife got me but have yet to try my making my own pasta ,I hope too at some point this year .I do make ragu sauce of sorts ,I was going to make it and photo it ,but this week there is just me here and it would be a waste of food but I ll give you my recipe of sorts –

  1. chop an onion in to small pieces ,place a large sauce pan on hob to middle heat add olive oil add onions and a glove of garlic in there crushed or finely chopped and a pack of minced lamb .fry til mince brown and onions nice and soft .at this point add some very finely chopped carrot .
  2. add 500 ml of lamb stock ,a jar of pulped tomatoes and a glass of very good red wine (as you can drink the rest as you cook )
  3. at this point you can add dried Italian herbs or leave it and add fresh herb a little later .now turn  heat right down or as I do place in slow cooker and leave for a good hour till the liquid has reduced to a thick sauce .
  4. serve with lingue pasta .very tasty .

Hope you enjoy it is fairly simple and tastes great,part of Italian reading week .

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 14:20:26

    I enjoyed this post. I make similar sauce, though I haven’t tried lamb. On saturday you should link this post with ‘Weekend Cooking’ which is hosted by Beth Fish Reads.


  2. gina
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 21:50:50

    I’ve only just started making my own tomato sauce. I’ll have to try the red wine bit, which made me chuckle, by the way.


  3. parrish lantern
    Jan 28, 2011 @ 23:24:06

    try just a small splash of Balsamic vinegar, it adds just the right note & is from Modena


  4. gavin
    Jan 29, 2011 @ 18:43:48



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

January 2011


%d bloggers like this: