Tomato Sauce with Dried Porcini Mushrooms

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


    Essex, England, UK
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    • 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


    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.
    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!

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