I thought I would switch gears a little bit and throw in an Italian sauce recipe that is awesome served over Potato Gnocchi. This Italian sauce recipe is a Tuscan inspired ragu type of sauce. In Tuscany this sauce is called Sugo Finto or fake sauce, because it is a meatless ragu. Sugo Finto goes great with different types of pasta, but I think this sauce is great served over potato gnocchi. Fresh plum tomatoes can be substituted with canned peeled plum tomatoes.
Potato Gnocchi Sauce
Sugo Finto-Fake Sauce
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion-minced
1 carrot-peeled and minced
1 celery stalk-minced
½ cup dry red wine
2 lbs. plum tomatoes-peeled and chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Italian parsley-chopped
Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese-grated (Parmesan)
Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add the olive oil, onion, carrot and celery.
Cook over medium heat, about 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
Add the wine, increase the heat to high and cook until the wine reduces, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add the tomatoes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Simmer for 1 hour until the sauce thickens.
Serve hot over cooked potato gnocchi.
Sprinkle parsley and parmigiano-reggiano cheese over the top.
I hope you enjoy this Tuscan inspired Italian recipe for Sugo Finto.
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