Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Campanelle with Marinara Sauce

Aishwarya is a big fan of Italian cuisine. I love any recipe that uses more than one veggie in it and is always on the lookout for such recipes. So when I came across this recipe at ABC's The Chew, I adapted it to make a vegetarian version of it. It turned out to be the best Marinara Sauce that I ever tried.
Recipe source: ABC's The Chew
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 cups soaked soy granules/1 pack of morning star meal starters
1 Onion (diced)
3 cloves Garlic
2 Carrots (small diced)
2 ribs of Celery (small diced)
1 28-ounce can Whole Plum Tomatoes
1 cup Dry Red Wine/vegetable broth
1 Fresh Bay Leaf
6 sprigs Fresh Oregano
Salt to taste
1 cup Flat Leaf Italian Parsley (torn)
1/2 cup Parmesan (grated)
2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
2 pound Campanelle / pasta of your choice
Heat a large saucepan with olive oil. Brown the soy granules/meal starters with a large pinch of salt.(I love to add a 1/4 tsp garam masala and 1/4 tsp of chilli powder to this). Add garlic to saucepan and cook for 3 minutes.Meanwhile add onion, carrots and celery into a food processor and pulse to finely chop vegetable. Add vegetable mix to pan and cook for another 3 minutes. Deglaze the pan with red wine. Add in the tomatoes, breaking them up as you stir them and bring to a simmer. Add the bay leaf and oregano and taste for seasoning. You may want to add a little salt here. Simmer for about 2 hours, skimming off any excess fat that comes to the top.Once the sauce is done, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Drop the pasta in and cook until al dente. Remove from the water with a spider or slotted spoon and add to the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of your pasta water.
Remove from the heat and stir in parsley, parmesan, butter and a drizzle of olive oil and serve immediately.


  1. Love all the flavors and cooking in wine or broth adds the flavor factor I guess.

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  2. Delicious pasta and marinara sauce.

  3. that looks super delicious and hearty

  4. Looks very yummy...Lovely flavors..

  5. wow...the dish looks absolutely delicious !!!!

  6. Wont mind having this super delicious dish,makes me hungry.

  7. Superb n excellent dish, tastes delicious...


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