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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Rigatoni al Ragu' Rustico

Love, love Rigatoni!    I like their ability to suck in the sauce like no other pasta, especially the chunkiest meat sauces.  

Rigatoni al Ragu Rustico

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"Ragu' Rustico" (rustic sauce)because characterized by typical ingredients of rural Italian kitchens:  mushrooms and hot sausages.


1 lb. good quality Rigatoni
1 lb. mixed mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, criminis and porcini)
1/2 lb. hot Italian sausages                                 
2 cups tomato pulp in chunks
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano
Sprig parsley, chopped
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

home-made hot sausages
Clean and slice mushrooms. 

In a medium pan saute' mushrooms in oil and garlic. 

Remove skin from the sausage and cut into chunks.   

Add the sausage to the mushrooms and simmer for 10 minutes. 

Add the white wine and let evaporate. 

Add the chopped tomatoes, salt and pepper and continue to cook for an additional 15 minutes. 

In the meantime, cook the pasta.  Drain and pour into the ragu'.

Add the Parmigiano and chopped parsley.
mixed mushrooms