Genovese sauce is a rich onion based pasta sauce from the region of campania italy likely introduced to naples from the northern italian city of genoa during the renaissance it has since become famous in campania and forgotten elsewhere. Pasta alla genovese is a classic italian pasta dish using simple ingredients.
Traditionally pasta with pesto alla genovese is served with boiled potato cubes and green beans.
Pasta genovesa. Return the potatoes pasta and beans to the pan then stir in the fresh pesto and reserved cooking liquid. In fact this is one of the most typical dishes that families in naples prepare for sunday lunch and holidays. Cook and stir about 5 minutes.
Add a heaping tablespoon of tomato paste bay leaf and white wine. Pasta alla genovese mark bittman yield 6 to 8 servings. Email share on pinterest share on facebook share on twitter.
Season to taste divide between four serving plates and drizzle with a little olive oil. Reduce heat to medium high. Drain well reserving 4 tbsp of the cooking liquid.
This is actually a very old recipe apparently dating back to the 15 th century. Time 3 1 2 hours. This particular version is called avvantaggiata which means with something extra.
Before you drain the saucepan remove and reserve about cupful of the cooking liquid. Loads of onions along with pancetta white wine and beef are cooked down into a creamy sauce that goes so well on a variety of pasta shapes. Pasta alla genovese is a delicious italian recipe from naples.
Tip the drained potatoes beans and pasta back into the dry pan. Michael kraus for the new york times to many neapolitans the beef sauce la genovese is at the heart of the city s cooking. The sauce is unusual for the long preparation time used to soften and flavor the onions.
Pesto is a very popular dish in italy so much so that you can find ready made versions in all supermarkets from freshly made pesto to bottled ones. Genovese sauce or la genovese napoletana is an incredibly delicious sauce made with a ton of slow cooked onions beef and white wine. Ziti pasta with la genovese ragu.
Yet it s little more than onions lots of them and beef simmered until both fall apart. Ready in just 15 minutes it s the perfect quick and easy meal to make midweek december 19 2014 at 2 31 pm. Although it takes time to simmer slowly into the most rich and luscious pasta sauce you ll ever taste it doesn t require much attention and is super simple to make.
Add celery carrots reserved cooked pancetta salt and pepper. Ziti pasta with la genovese ragu or alla genovese is a traditional iconic neapolitan recipe. Add the pesto from the processor and enough cooking water to give a runny sauce that coats the strands of pasta as you work it through with a fork or pasta claw.