extra-virgin olive oil
shallot, finely chopped
garlic clove, finely chopped
whole button mushrooms, ground or pulsed in a food processor
maitake mushrooms, ground or pulsed in a food processor (about 1½ loosely packed cups)
Fine sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
red wine, reduced to ¼ cup
canned tomatoes, pureed in a food processor
freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)
Some evenings, there is nothing more satisfying than a warm bowl of Bolognese. The flavor and texture of this recipe rivals that of “real Bolognese” and is much lighter, therefore allows second (and third!) helpings.
- In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic, reduce the heat to low, and sweat the vegetables for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and stir well. Increase the heat to medium-high and season the mixture with salt and white pepper. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until the mushroom liquid releases and begins to reduce.
- Add the reduced wine and cook until the mixture is nearly dry. Add the tomatoes, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the Sriracha. Adjust the seasoning with salt and white pepper to taste, cover, and keep warm while you cook the tagliatelle.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a large pinch of salt, add the tagliatelle, and cook to al dente, according to the package directions.
- Drain the pasta and divide it among four warmed bowls. Ladle the sauce over each portion of pasta and serve. If desired, garnish with parmesan.
Excerpted (or Adapted) from VEGETABLE SIMPLE by Eric Ripert. Copyright © 2020 by Eric Ripert. Excerpted by permission of Random House, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.