Servings: 4 to 6
Casarecce is a short rolled pasta whose scroll-like shape invites sauces into its every nook and cranny. Chef Evans made his original ragù with ground goat meat and a homemade goat’s-milk ricotta, which, if they’re available in your area, are worth trying for their earthy flavor.
Recipe adapted from Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking.
Love to Cook? Sign up for eletters today and get the latest from Fine Cooking plus special offers.
I wanted to like this more than we did. It was fine, everyone ate it, but it wasn't very interesting. I couldn't find the Espelette pepper, despite living in large metropolitan area. Like the previous reviewer, I tried to bump up the flavor with limited success. Really loved piling arugula and ricotta on top though and will remember that for other ragus!
The flavor profile on this is very interesting--in a good way. I am sure using the specialty pepper would have boosted it even more, but I didn't have access to it. I would be sure to use leaner ground beef next time--no more fatty than 10%. (I used 15% and the fat kind of took over--even drained.) I also prefer a more intense tomato and acidic flavor so would probably add 2 T. tomato paste and maybe more wine than called for. I didn't think the breadcrumbs added much. Still, when I made this for father's day, everyone ate way more than they should have!
Settled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Santa Fe, New Mexico is home to a culinary scene of mixed influences and Southwestern flavors and ingredients. In this episode of…View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras
© 2018 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Fine Cooking may receive a percentage of sales for items purchased through links on this site, including Amazon Associates and other affiliate advertising programs.
Do you really want to delete the list, ?
This won't delete the recipes and articles you've saved, just the list.
This feature has been temporarily disabled during the beta site preview.
Add/Edit a private note for this recipeThis note is only visible to you.
Double CheckAre you sure you want to delete your notes for this recipe?