fa  OurFoodTales: February 2011

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Spaghetti Bolognese

I have been craving for spaghetti bolognese for quite some time and only now I've gathered up my guts to cook one. I haven't tried any western style cook as yet, as most of my cookings are plain Asian / Malaysian cooking. 

So, I went and Google-d for Spaghetti Bolognese, came out having a mixture of Neil Perry and Jamie Oliver's recipes / methods. 

I did made some  changes to suit our taste, adapted from Neil Perry and Jamie Oliver.


500 g        veil mix pork mince
1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil
1   onion, finely chopped
4   garlic cloves, sliced
1   small carrot, diced
1   stick celery, diced
6       peppercorn 
100 gm   diced bacon
Pinch   of sea salt
1 cup   full-bodied red wine
400 gm      Bolognese tomato sauce
200 gm   tinned diced Italian tomatoes
2 heaped teaspoons dried oregano
2 heaped teaspoons dried thyme
a small bunch of fresh basil (to cook and to serve)
400 gm   spaghetti
Parmesan cheese

  1. Add extra virgin olive oil on a medium to high heat pot.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, celery, bacon and a little sea salt and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it caramelized. 
  3. Add the red wine and bring to boil. 
  4. Add tomatoe sauces, thyme, oregano and basil. Add seasalt and peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes with the lids on and stir occasionally.
  5. Take the lid off and cook for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Cook your pasta and drain it. 
  7. Prepare pasta and the bolognese sauce into a plate. 
  8.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle over the rest of the Parmesan and scatter with the small basil leaves.

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