Wednesday, March 18, 2020

That Other Marrow Sauce

We did a classic Italian bolognese sauce non likewise long ago, which reminded me that I’ve truly never posted a basic, Italian-American meat sauce. This sauce goes yesteryear many names, including sun sauce, since that’s the 24-hour interval it’s traditionally made, but for me growing up, this was merely called “sauce.”

This is ane of those substitution recipes that e'er follows the same procedure, yet virtually never contains just the same ingredients. I was raised on a blend of beef, pork, together with chicken, but whatever together with all leftover proteins can, together with must, move added to the pot.

Meatballs are a bully choice; every bit are things similar pigs feet, cervix bones, together with other similar cuts. The tougher the meat, the meliorate it’s going to move inwards this sauce. Besides playing meat roulette, I’ll also switch dissimilar herbs similar basil inwards together with out, every bit good every bit include the occasional flavor vegetable.

You tin dismiss also vary your results hither alongside dissimilar love apple tree products. I went old-school together with hand-crushed whole plums, but you lot tin dismiss also piece of employment crushed or pureed tomatoes every bit well. The finer together with smoother the tomatoes are processed, the thicker your sauce volition be, together with then proceed that inwards mind. Speaking of tomatoes; yes, it is much meliorate to caramelize the love apple tree glue alongside the onions earlier you lot add together the San Marzanos, but I didn't because Grandma didn't, together with also, I forgot. 

As long every bit you lot gear upwards the meat long enough, together with flavor thoughtfully, there’s truly no agency this sauce isn’t going to move great. So, piece you lot may non convey grown upwards inwards an Italian-American home, alongside this comforting sauce simmering on the stove every Sunday, your menage unit of measurement nonetheless can. I promise you lot give this a seek soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for vi portions:
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 beef shank
2 pounds pork ribs
2 bone-in chicken thighs
1 diced onion
6 cloves garlic
3 (28-oz) cans San Marzano plum tomatoes, crushed or blended smooth
(Note - whatever canned love apple tree production volition work. Try alongside pureed or already crushed tomatoes together with salvage a step)
1/4 loving cup love apple tree paste
2 cups water, to a greater extent than every bit needed
2 tsp salt, or to gustation
1 tsp dark pepper
1/4 tsp cherry pepper flakes
2 tbsp chopped Italian parsley
1/4 loving cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano