ITALIAN COOKING AND RECIPES Authentic And Traditional Italian Food Recipes
INGREDIENTS•2 tbsp butter•25 g /1 oz/ 1/4 cup plain (all-purpose) flour •1 tsp tomato purée (paste)•250 ml / 9 oz/1 1/2 cups hot veal stock•1 tbsp Madeira•11/2 tsp white wine vinegar•2 tbsp olive oil•25 g / 1 oz bacon, diced •25 g /1 oz carrot, diced •25 g /1 oz onion, diced •15 g / oz celery, diced •15 g / 1/2 oz leek, diced •15 g / 1/2 oz fennel, diced •1 fresh thyme sprig•1 bay leaf
METHOD1.Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and cook, stirring, until lightly coloured. 2.Add the tomato purée (paste), then stir in the hot veal stock, Madeira and white wine vinegar and cook for 2 minutes.3.Heat the oil in a separate pan, add the bacon, carrot, onion, celery, leek, fennel, thyme sprig and bay leaf and fry until the vegetables have softened. 4.Remove the vegetables from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain thoroughly.5. Add the vegetables to the sauce and leave to simmer for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. 6.Strain the sauce before using.