13/11/14 18:46 Filed in: Italian - Main
I was fortunate enough to travel to Australia and China last week for a family wedding - hence the lack of updates. Unfortunately, I do not have much vacation available at work, so in total I was in Oz for 6 nights!
Being very jet lagged last night, all I craved for was a hearty and comforting meal. Spaghetti Bolognese hit the spot!
I am one of those people who never knows what they wish to eat, regardless of jet lag, until that evening! It drives my wife crazy!!!
A quick zombie style trip to the butchers and deli to restock the fridge and I was set to go.
I unfortunately had run out of tomato puree, so substituted with ketchup at the end of the cooking. It worked well, intensifying flavour, but my preference would always be with the concentrate.
I have become extremely fond of Faella pasta - it has a much better flavour than the supermarket equivalent. Most certainly worth the extra 50 pence.
Everybody has their own version and preferences for there Bolognese. My preference would be without mushrooms, but I must go with the mood of the house! I find the sauté vegetables add flavour and the Pancetta adds a cheeky saltiness.
Bolognese always tastes better the next day, so in order to try to get that depth of flavour, I simmer on a very low heat for a much longer period of time.
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