Casa Fin | Ricette - Ravioli in Creamy Tomato Sugo

 Recipe Title
arrow Ravioli in Creamy Tomato Sugo
 Recipe Author arrow Loreta Fin

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 The Story Behind The Recipe arrow Don’t you love those old stories with all the Nonne, Zie and Signore making and bottling the authentic Italian tomato sauces in the back yard, like in the movie “Looking for Alibrandi”? Well, I’m afraid in our house, with 12-16 hour working days, I had to “cheat” a little with the tomato sugo. I know that I COULD have spent my only day off in 6 weeks cooking my socks off and preparing the next 3 weeks’ worth of sugo, but the local deli always had plenty of bottles on hand. However, maybe now that I AM a Nonna, I should go back to being “autentico”…..and maybe I’ll fine a recipe for the real thing on this website. Buon Appetito!
 The Recipe's Country of Origin
arrow Italian influence – you CAN make a “real” tomato sugo, to make it more “autentico”, but for busy, working mums and kids who have just left the nest, this is easier!
 Meal Type arrow Entrée or main

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 Preparation Time arrow 20 minutes
 Cooking Time arrow Sugo: 30 mins (or longer if you have time) Pasta: as instructed, depending on type of pasta.
 Oven Temperature arrow N/A
 Number of Servings arrow 4-6
arrow 1. Garlic: 1-2 cloves
2. Onion: 1 small
3. Fresh Herbs: Parsley and Basil – to taste. (keep some to sprinkle before serving)
4. Olive oil: ½ cup
5. Passata di Pomodoro – (Tomato puree) one bottle, preferably Italian
6. Salt and Pepper (to taste)
7. Tomato Paste – 2 table spoons
8. Red wine – 1 cup
9. Ravioli (or similar e.g. Tortellini, agnolotti – fresh is best)
10. Usually calculate about100g per person
11. Cream – 100ml
12. Parmigiano – (Parmesan cheese) – Reggiano or Gran Padana

 Ingredients Source arrow N/A
 Cooking Instructions arrow 1. Chop garlic, onions and herbs finely
2. Cook in olive oil until onions go soft, but not brown.
3. Add passata di pomodoro, tomato paste and red wine
4. Add salt and pepper to taste
5. Mix through and then turn heat down
6. Allow to simmer for 30 mins or longer, if time allows
7. Cook pasta, as per instructions on pack
8. Add cream to tomato sugo while pasta is cooking and turn heat up slightly. Don’t let it boil.
9. Put pasta into plate, add sauce and sprinkle herbs.
10. Add parmigiano
11. PRONTO per mangiare (ready to eat!)

 Serving Suggestions arrow This sauce can also go with any dried pasta like farfalle etc.
DON’T cheat on the parmigiano! I’m afraid the Woolies Home Brand or ANY cheese on an Aussie supermarket shelf will NOT do and will spoil the dish. Usually, REAL parmigiano can only be found in a good deli, that sells quality cheeses, unless you’re in Europe.
Mostly for a family dinner, we wouldn’t serve the pasta with the sauce on top. Just mix it all through before serving. Everyone should add their own grated parmigiano – HEAPS!

Buon appetito!