This recipe will make a large batch but it freezes well and can be used for quick and easy meals in the future. You’ll need a large pan for this, but the recipe can easily be halved if needs be.
1x 500g packet Sloane’s Italian Fennel Sausages
500g Ground Wagyu Chuck
500g ground pork
500ml beef stock
1 Jar Scarletta Roma Tomato & Basil sauce
250ml red wine
2 carrots, diced
2 sticks celery, diced
2 onions, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
2 sprigs rosemary
Salt & pepper
2x 200g Gigli Pasta (or another pasta that’s good at holding the sauce in like Rigatoni)
1kg spinach, picked and washed
Whole garlic clove
250g goat’s milk ricotta (recipe below)
- Dice your vegetables and then in an extra large pan gently cook the onions and garlic until soft. Add the carrot and celery and continue cooking for 5 minutes. Split open the sausages and remove the meat. Now add all three meats into the pan and brown them off. Add the red wine and rosemary, followed by the tomato sauce and stock. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat and cook slowly for at least an hour, ideally two to three hours. During this time give it an occasional stir when needed and skim off any excess fat from the top. Season well, put some sauce aside for this dish and freeze the rest for the future. When ready, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add your pasta (fresh Gigli usually takes about 3- 4 minutes). While your pasta is cooking get your picked and washed spinach and then stab the clove of garlic onto a fork. Sauté the spinach in a little olive oil in a large pan and stir using the garlic. Season with salt and pepper and place in a colander to drain. Once the pasta is done, remove from the water, and in a large pan mix in some Ragu, a splash of the pasta cooking water and the spinach. Finally fold in the crumbled ricotta. Serve into your dishes and crumble the remaining ricotta over the top and a few twists from a pepper mill.
- Goat’s Milk Ricotta 2 litres of goat’s milk 1 tsp citric acid (or 3 tsp lemon juice) Bring the milk to the boil, then turn down the heat to medium. Add the citric acid or lemon juice and stir briefly. The milk will split. Slowly cook the curds for about 20 minutes without boiling. Once cooked strain the curds through cheesecloth and hang for 30 minutes.
Ground Beef Chuck
Ground Dry-aged Wagyu and Angus Chuck with approx. 15% fat. Using the chuck for ground beef gives extra flavor due to its good marbling.
For our Beef stock/ Broth we simmer roasted beef bones for 24 hours to produce a flavorsome stock, which is then reduced for added richness and body.
Our Italian Fennel sausages is a classic Salsiccia di Finocchio. A meaty sausage flavored with toasted fennel seeds. Great grilled, but also a great ingredient to use in a ragu.
Roma Tomato & Basil Sauce
Made with Roma Tomatoes grown for us in Chiang Mai. Our tomato sauces are made by slowly roasting the tomatoes and cooking with onions, garlic and fresh Genovese Basil. Paired with a packet of Scarletta fresh pasta makes a quick easy meal.
Our fresh Mafalde ribbons are made with free-range eggs and semolina flour. Also known as Reginette or Mafaldine. It’s a flat and wide with wavy edges on both sides. It is prepared similarly to other ribbon-based pasta such as Papadelle and fettuccine.