Thursday, June 23, 2011

Turkey Bolognese

Val had mentioned how good this recipe was and so I put it to the test today. This is absolutely superb...very simple ingredients with very little additions and a long slow simmering time all equaled deliciousness.

This recipe was from Gwyneth Paltrow's new cookbook that I mentioned yesterday, "My Father's Daughter. It started with Italian turkey sausages that were browned in olive oil. Once done, they were removed and some ground turkey was browned in the same skillet. The ground turkey was removed and in went some chopped onions and minced garlic in a little more olive oil and cooked until golden and tender. A couple of cans of whole tomatoes went in with a little water. The ground turkey meat was stirred back in and the browned sausages were nestled in the sauce. The entire pot was seasoned with salt and pepper and left to simmer for 4 hours. Some tomato paste was stirred in after the 4 hours and allowed to simmer for another hour.

While the sauce simmered for the last hour, I cooked some rigatoni until just done.

The wonderful bolognese sauce went over the cooked rigatoni and all got covered with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Our side dish was a couple of slices of a fresh baguette.

We will definitely make this one again.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this is a wonderful meal! I really liked it! It's also great leftover!