RE: “Secret” Ingredient in your Pasta Sauce
Thank you All, for a great response and a list of fun things to try.
(And please forgive me if I omit anything) ----- We have -- Wine! and lots of love, plain medium hot country sausage, Red wine, but no tomato paste and no sugar, Vodka, San Marzarno tomatoes, No dried basil and no dried oregano. Fresh basil, sure, but not dried -- Trader Joe's canned plum tomatoes. A bit of bacon grease, anchovy’s, fennel seed ,balsamic vinegar, a little chopped pancetta , anise seed and powdered allspice, a little instant coffee or espresso, chilled butter, brown sugar .. white vinegar... worcestershire sauce -- Maple Syrup, crushed red pepper, chicken livers, fried tomato paste,
AND ---- PORK BUTT!!
Finally: More “secret” ingredients that I picked up playing around on Google – curry powder, nutmeg, Asian fish sauce, lemon juice and brandy!
Think I’ll try most of them.
And -- two ending thoughts also found on Google:
1) “There is no substitute for homemade Italian tomato sauce.”
2) “Nobody made sauce like your own mother made sauce!”