Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce, mushrooms, hard sausage, and old wine – 7 December 2011

D was home before me tonight, astonishingly; he got too cold at his studio and gave up. Cooked a delicious meal, though – just a simple spaghetti.

The sauce was fresh tomatoes, bought in a ‘use me quickly’ bag at the Bowl, no doubt some herbs (perhaps the Trattoria(?) sauce he’s been doing?) but with mushrooms and some slices of hard sausage added in.

The secret ingedient was a wine we opened of M&N’s while they were here, which the Wine Afficionados decided was no longer drinkable, but could be used for cooking. It certainly made this an interesting dish! D also grated some of what I think was pecorino crotonese over the top (didn’t recognize – found the rind in the grater…)

 

We had two leftover wines with this, probably Valreas and the Epicuro Nero d’Avola. Both fine after being in small bottles for a couple days.

{Written close to the 7th; wine ingredient and photos added, and posted on the 21st}

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