This dish is, quite literally, fit for a king. This is because this special ragù is enriched with Barolo wine, known both as the ‘King of Wines’ and the ‘Wine of Kings’. Native to the region of Piedmont, Barolo is produced in just eleven villages across the province of Cuneo, and is made from the Nebbiolo grape which has been cultivated here for over 2,500 years. Despite the royal associations of our Barolo wine, the beef shin component of this ragù tells a more humble tale. Dating back to the Middle Ages, beef shin was a cheap cut of meat often used by Piemontese peasants in their cooking. Traditionally, the beef was cooked very slowly in a large pot over an open fire with a range of foraged herbs available in peasant gardens, like rosemary. The inclusion of these aromatics will, we imagine, have filled simple homes with a wonderful aroma, heralding a hearty dinner after a long day in the fields. When cooked in this manner, with an abundance of time and care, the beef becomes deliciously tender, falling off the bone.
This sauce pairs perfectly with fresh paccheri, a pasta shape reminiscent of, though larger than, rigatoni. Its cavernous interiors welcome the beef ragù to nestle within, making each mouthful all the more delicious. Sprinkle with formaggio and enjoy a feast fit for kings.
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Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Semola, WHEAT Flour, EGG, Rice Flour
Tomatoes, Diced Beef Shin (Origin: Republic of Ireland) (27%), Onion, Carrot, CELERY, Barolo Wine (SULPHITES), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Salt, Garlic, Beef Stock (contains CELERY Seeds), Sugar, Thyme, Bay Leaf, Black Pepper
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
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Calories per serving: 691kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 786kJ
- Calories 188kcal
- Fat 3.4g
- Of which saturates 1.3g
- Carbohydrates 29.5g
- Of which sugars 3.6g
- Protein 9.7g
- Salt 0.5g