One of my favorite restaurants, Rolf & Daughters, is well known for their creative and perfectly simple food and drinks. To me, their pasta is the best in Nashville and I have been known to order two different kinds in one visit. The Pork Ragout is a staple as well as a favorite. I recently ran across the recipe online and couldn’t believe it was out there on the world wide web! Google machine wins again.
If you know their pasta dishes, you may be thinking, this girl is awesome! But hold your excitement. I am not going to flatter myself enough to say that it was just as good as the real deal, but it was pretty close! I used really high quality ingredients, picked up some fresh pasta from Nicoletto’s and used a good Parmesan block.
It is a little time consuming, as are most ragouts, but the outcome is rich and worth the wait.
A perfect meal for a lazy weekend. The best kind of weekend really.
4 ounces pancetta, diced
½ cup diced onion
¼ cup diced carrot
¼ cup diced celery
1 pound ground pork shoulder
2 ounces tomato conserva or tomato paste
6 ounces dry white wine
12 ounces San Marzano tomatoes, strained and crushed
12 ounces tagliatelle pasta
1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped