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tomato sauce with dried porcini mushrooms

a recipe by
Alma Beatrice

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

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

Ingredients For tomato sauce with dried porcini mushrooms

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

How To Make tomato sauce with dried porcini mushrooms

  • 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
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