For bolognese, Anne says she was doing it wrong until she went to Italy and they told her that her vegetables weren't cooked enough. She thought they were cooked plenty, but they hadn't achieved that brown "gunk" at the bottom of the pan that is the base of all flavorings for sauce.
So from then on, her mantra became "brown food tastes good" and she advises her viewers to brown the veggies in your bolognese almost to the brink of disaster.
I don't follow her recipe to the letter anymore the way I used to, but I always make sure to follow that sound piece of advice. I haven't made a bad bolognese yet.
|I'd say this is close to the brink of disaster. Time to deglaze.|
|Mmmm... now I'm hungry. Glad I have some leftover in the freezer.|
Check out Anne Burrell's pasta bolognese recipe and always remember that "brown food tastes good." :)
Looks yummy! One can never have enough bolognese in my opinion.ReplyDelete
This looks great and it is one of my favorite meals - always so satisfying. I will have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it.ReplyDelete
I agree withe Heather, I love bolognese. I wonder if I brown my veggies enough.ReplyDelete
oh gosh..now I am hungry too!ReplyDelete
I am slowly learning to brown things better. This looks delish!ReplyDelete
I am going to try that trick - I need to get more depth of flavour. CheersReplyDelete
Anne Burrell is a local celebrity - her parents live here, and she often appears at local events. The recipe sounds delicious!ReplyDelete
That looks so good. Time for supper!ReplyDelete
This sounds fabulous, and I agree about the browning. I use Marcella Hazan's bolognese recipe - it's fabulous too.ReplyDelete
Sure, brown is good as long as it involves chocolate,but with my veggies? I always use a non-stick pan and it's hard to brown in those. Might be worth trying a different pan for once to see what happens taste wise. Thanks for the sharing the link.ReplyDelete
Good tip! I tend to undercook for fear of burning.ReplyDelete