This evening I was rushing to make dinner for the family after a busy day only to find no fresh vegetables in the fridge! I had planned to make a spaghetti bolognese and I usually load this dish with hidden veggies like carrots, broccoli and whatever other veggies I can find.
I always add our Pauli’s Tomali (a beautiful, robust tomato relish) to this recipe and as I was reaching for it I looked at the bottle of Pauli’s Anytime Brinjal & Peppers and a thought struck me… this sauce is loaded with Brinjals and red peppers, garlic and extra virgin olive oil… a whole lot of goodness and vegetables! I grabbed the bottle and emptied a third of it into my bolognese mix and then added the Tomali.
The results…. absolutely delicious. The Brinjals & Peppers altered the taste in the most surprising way. It created a melange of rich meaty flavour to the dish that I can still taste.
My recipe… chop up a red onion, fry it for a minute with coconut oil. Add 500 grams of mince. Add 3 tablespoons of Pauli’s Anytime Brinjal & Peppers and 2 tablespoons of Pauli’s Tomali. Brown all ingredients together for another 5 minutes in medium heat. Add any other veggies you desire (chopped baby marrows, mushrooms, etc). Add a can of chopped tomatoes and cook for a further 20 minutes. Serve with pasta of your choice (I made zucchini pasta).
This dish will leave a lasting impression!