Recipes

Italian Porcini Gravy

Submit your review
1
2
3
4
5
Submit
     
Cancel

Create your own review

Nino Salvaggio
Average rating:  
 0 reviews
Serves: 6

Many of today’s recipes call for wild mushrooms that are not always seasonal or easy to come by. In recent years, a number of new dehydrating techniques have been developed and now dried mushrooms are recognized by many top chefs for their excellent quality, consistent size, and superior taste. If there is a universally popular wild mushroom, it may be Boletus edulis. The French refer to them affectionately as cépes, the Germans glorify them as Steinpilz, and the Italians are wild about their Porcini, meaning piglets. As a rule, 3 ounces of dried Porcini will equal 1 pound of rehydrated mushrooms. Chefs differ in their opinions as to how long to soak them. On the average they are soaked for about 15 minutes in warm water to cover. The strong flavor of dried Porcini Mushrooms makes an outstanding gravy. Serve over ravioli, pasta, polenta, or use for a chicken cacciatore. Sprinkle freshly grated Romano cheese on top.

Submit your review
1
2
3
4
5
Submit
     
Cancel

Create your own review

Nino Salvaggio
Average rating:  
 0 reviews

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. Dried Porcini Mushrooms
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef, lean
  • 1/2 lb. Nino’s Mild Italian Sausage, bulk
  • 1 large Sweet or Vidalia Onion, chopped
  • 2 medium Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Oregano
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Basil
  • 1 can Tomato Paste (6 oz.)
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine
  • 2 cups Salvaggio’s Marinara Sauce

Instructions

  1. Soak the mushrooms in warm water to cover for about 15 minutes, squeeze dry and finely mince them. Reserve the liquid.
  2. In a large, heavy saucepan, sauté the beef and sausage meat until lightly browned.
  3. Add the onion, garlic, parsley, mushrooms and herbs.
  4. Mix the tomato paste with the wine. Add to the gravy along with the tomato sauce and the soaking liquid from the mushrooms.
  5. Simmer until thick, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Notes

Makes approximately 5 cups.

Write A Review

Submit your review
1
2
3
4
5
Submit
     
Cancel

Create your own review

Nino Salvaggio
Average rating:  
 0 reviews
bg-private-brands

Nino’s

Private Brands

Premium quality and great value
available only from Nino’s.

Read More
bg-market-place

The International Marketplace

We work hard to maintain our vast selection of European meats and cheeses, Middle Eastern spices, oriental vegetables, kosher delicacies, halal recipes, Italian favorites and many other products our neighborhoods cherish.

Read More