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Sugo finto spaghetti sauce

Translated to english, sugo finto literally means fake sauce; the reason for this interesting name is that in Tuscany where the word sugo is mainly used, a spaghetti sauce worthy of being tagged as a real "sugo" typically has to have some kind of meat in it. So this sauce was named a fake, as it doesn't actually use any meat...


1 pound pasta package of your favorite kind,
2 carrots,
2 onions,
2 stalks of celery,
1 5.5 oz small tomato paste can,
1 clove garlic,
extra virgin olive oil,
a knob of butter,
1 / 2 cup red wine,
salt and pepper,
basil, and
ginger (this one is optional)

Cooking instructions:

Chop your vegetables to small pieces
In a large skillet, pour some olive oil; fry the previously chopped vegetables over low heat,
all of them at once. To avoid burning them you can add add a few tablespoons of water.
When they are done, add the wine and simmer the sauce to reduce it.
Add the tomato paste with one small glass of water and finally the salt, pepper, basil, and the ginger if you so choose to use it.
Boil your spaghetti pasta as you like it, drain it, then throw in a bowl where you will mix the pasta with its finto sauce.

Serve immediately,  let your guests sprinkle their own romano grated cheese over it.

buon appetito from Tuscany!