Pappardelle with Wild Boar
- 3 lbs wild boar or pork shoulder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp coarsly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
- 1/2 lb pancetta, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1 carrot, diced
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tbsps fresh rosemary leaves
- 1 cup dried porcini mushrooms
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 cups Sangiovese
- 4 cups seeded and chopped tomato
- 4 cups chicken or beef broth
- hot cooked pappardelle pasta
- freshly grated parmesan cheese
Trim meat, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add trimmed meat, and cook 5 minutes or until browned on all sides.
Add pancetta, and cook 5 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add garlic and next 5 ingredients. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in mushrooms and tomato paste. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and allowing mixture to caramelize on the bottom of the pot.
Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pot. Cook over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until wine is almost evaporated.
Stir in chopped tomato and broth. Bring mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat. Simmer 2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender; remove bay leaf. Skim excess oil from top of ragù. Press down on ragù with a potato masher or spatula to break up large pieces. Serve over hot cooked pappardelle; sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese.
Recipe from Coastal Living