Friday, October 16, 2009

The Best Pasta Sauce in the world

I learned how to make this when I was in Italy on holiday in the alps and it has never let me down yet. I had a bad fall and could not snowboard so spent time with the chef in the hotel, who taught me how to make a few things and this was one of them. it is easy and tastes fantastic.

You need.
about 50g of panchetta, smoked bacon or ham

1 Tin of chopped tomatoes.

3 cloves of Garlic, chopped

Olive Oil

125 ml Double Cream

A handful of sliced mushrooms

A handful of basil and parsley, chopped

Some Parmesan Cheese.


1 - Take the panchetta and fry off in a little Olive oil until brown and crispy.

2 - Remove panchetta from the pan and put in a bowl. leave the oil and juices from the panchetta in the pan and empty in the chopped garlic and the tomatoes into the pan and reduce down on a medium heat for about 30 mins. Until the sauce has reduced by 1 quarter.

3 - Add the mushrooms and the cream, then as the mushrooms soften add the basil and the parsley and stir together.

4 - Finally add the Panchetta / Ham and add the Parmesan to your own taste.

The sauce is now ready to be tossed with whatever pasta you like. there is enough sauce for 4 people with pasta.

Enjoy as this is one of the best pasta dishes I have ever made.

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