Thursday, June 3, 2010

Project Bolognese: Canadian Living

The Recipe: Bolognese Sauce from Canadian Living online. Recipe available here.

The Substitutions: I added some mushrooms because I had them in the fridge.

The Verdict: I think I may continue on with Project Bolognese because I'm fickle, but as far as the rest of my family is concerned, we already have a winner. I had high hopes for this recipe because it has extra veg in it (carrots and celery), red wine, bacon, milk, and fennel seeds, which I suspected would boost the flavour to the point of being just right. I suspected correctly! This sauce was great -- rich in flavour, nutritious, tomato-y, and much thicker than the Jamie Oliver bolognese. My one complaint is that it may have been a little too thick -- I don't like it when my pasta sauce starts to slip into ketchup-y territory. There was enough in this recipe for two meals and when I reheated the frozen portion I added some water to make it just about perfect. I may have found my meat sauce. Hooray!