If you’ve read many of my blog posts, you know that it’s my cooking sensibility to use what I have on hand, including leftovers. So, when I make beef ribs I always keep the cooking juices for some other use … I use the pot juice from the ribs as the base for this week’s pasta sauce.
Classically, ragù is made by slowly cooking meat in broth, tomato paste, wine, and aromatic vegetables until everything melds into chunky, saucy deliciousness … In my version, the tomatoes and their beautiful juices mix with the pan juice from the chicken to create the broth.
I shut down my computer, turned out the lights in my den, poured myself a lovely glass of merlot … and opened the fridge. Hum … what could I make that is fast, stress-less and tasty?