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Kumiko's Pasta Sauce

Ingredients (Serves 4)

300g chicken thigh fillets - cut in small square pieces

150g lean pork- cut in small square pieces

1 onion- cut in 1 cm square pieces

2 garlic cloves- peeled and finely chopped

10 mushrooms - cut into cubes or quarters (1 cm pieces)

3 Tbsp olive oil

400g tin of tomato-crushed

4 Tbsp red wine

1/2 tsp dried thyme

1/2 tsp dried oregano

Salt and black pepper

360g spaghetti

olive oil for drizzle

Serve with Parmesan cheese, parsley, and olives


1. Heat the olive oil in a large frypan over medium heat, then add onions & garlic frying for around 6-7 minutes to soften.

2.Add chicken + pork , fry so that it colors, season with little salt and black pepper.

3. Add mushrooms and stir before you add the wine. Add wine, stir for around 1 minute to cook out the alcohol

4. Add crushed tomato and herbs. Bring to the boiling point.

5. Simmer on low heat for 20~ 25 minutes (covered).

6. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water as per packet instructions. Drain.

7. Plate the pasta, pour the sauce on top and sprinkle with grated parmesan and parsley. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve with green salad and olives.


This is one of my favourite pasta sauces to make.

I use different types of mushrooms and often use whatever is available at the time, which makes it interesting and a different flavour each time. You can also add some chilies for some heat if you like.

Enjoy with nice wine!

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