Soffrito Ragu - Vegetarian Ragu Recipe
Recipe type: Savoury
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Serves: 2
  • handful of dried mushrooms
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stick of celery
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • splash of red wine
  • 1 tin of plum tomatoes, blended
  • spaghetti or linguine
  • vegetarian parmesan or hard goat's cheese
  1. Soak your mushrooms in boiling water, once softened, chop finely and set aside.
  2. Cut the vegetables in to large chunks, and then in a food processor pulse until they are quite fine.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a large, wide saucepan or frying pan and then add in the vegetables.
  4. Stir fry for 15 - 20 minutes until all the moisture in the vegetables has evaporated.
  5. Add the minced garlic and mushrooms and fry for another minute before adding the other ingredients.
  6. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes on a low heat. Season to taste.
  7. Serve with spaghetti and grated cheese.
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