The Perfect Bolognese Sauce

14 Oct

The Perfect Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese sauce is an Italian meat-based sauce for pasta which originates in Bologna, a city in Northern Italy. A thick, full-bodied meat sauce that’s a staple of northern Italy’s Bologna

The word for Ragu is derived from the verb ragoûter, which means “to stimulate the appetite. A true Bolognese sauce includes a small amount of tomatoes or tomato paste in a rich sauce with meat and other ingredients. It tends to be served on thick pasta, as larger pasta shapes hold meat much better than finer pastas.

The base of Bolognese sauce is a soffrito, an assortment of aromatic and flavorful vegetables such as celery, onions, and carrots fried in olive oil and butter. Meat such as beef and pancetta are added to the soffrito to brown. A dash of milk or cream is added and the mixture is briefly stirred before white  or red wine is poured in and the sauce is allowed to reduce, concentrating the flavor and creating a rich broth. Next, tomato paste and stock are added, along with a dash of butter and salt. The Bolognese sauce is stirred and then simmered gently until the meat breaks down.

The Bolognese may be tossed with pasta, or drizzled on top. Some cooks dress it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, while others prefer to let the natural flavor of the sauce come through. Freshly cracked salt and pepper may also be used in small amounts, to bring out the flavors of the Bolognese sauce. Typically, pasta with Bolognese sauce is served with a wine of choice, such as a rich red

My Bolognese sauce is a recipe that I’ve perfected and combined from different top chefs as Heston Blumenthal, Ferran Adria¸ Antonio Carluccio, Gennaro Contaldo and my favorite chef Jamie Oliver  to bring this velvety smooth sauce together , just serve with freshly cooked pasta and top with parmesan cheese and enjoy with a glass of Italian red wine.

For pricing &info mail or call ; simon-bingham@simons-sauces.com 0642297107

One Response to “The Perfect Bolognese Sauce”

  1. Nancy van Die-Palomino 03/11/2012 at 14:01 #

    De bolognese Sause was erg lekker.Mijn gezin vond het verrukkelijk.Een geslaagde avond 🙂

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