Tomato Sauce with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

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By Alma Beatrice
from Essex

A handful of dried Porcini mushrooms transform this tomato sauce into something hearty and full of flavour.

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serves 4
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stir-Fry

Ingredients

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    25g dried porcini mushrooms
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    2 small tins of san marzano tomatoes or a jar of tomato passata
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    clove of garlic
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    extra virgin olive oil
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    chilli pepper – fresh, in oil or powdered
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    salt
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    pinch of sugar
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    half a glass of dry white wine
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    parmesan or pecorino cheese if desired

How To Make

  • 1
    Soak the dried Porcini mushrooms in warm water for at least 30 minutes (retain the water after soaking)
  • 2
    Heat the olive oil, chopped chilli pepper and garlic in a frying pan.
  • 3
    Add the mushrooms and chilli powder (if not using fresh or chopped chilli in oil).
  • 4
    Add the white wine and allow to evaporate over high heat.
  • 5
    Add the tomatoes, a pinch of sugar and salt, stir and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes covering with a lid.
  • 6
    Remove the lid and continue to cook on a low heat for another 10-15 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove the clove of garlic and pour the sauce onto the drained pasta, mix well.
  • 8
    Buon Appetito! See this recipe at VORREI: http://blog.vorrei.co.uk/tomato-sauce-dried-porcini-mushrooms