Thursday, February 18, 2010

Solar Bolognese Sauce

I didn't really need to make anything for dinner tonight. It was Martin's boys night out and I had plenty of leftovers in the fridge. Since bolognese sauce, like beef stew, is better the next day I decided to make some for tomorrow's dinner. I planned on heating up the leftovers for my dinner.

The sauce simmered in the Sun Oven all day. Normally, bolognese sauce is cooked at the laziest simmer, uncovered, for at least three hours. I've tried leaving it uncovered in the Sun Oven, but it started to burn. If left covered it was watery. To adapt it to solar cooking I covered it with the lid slightly ajar and put a small knife between the glass door and the gasket of the Sun Oven allowing the steam to escape.

As you can see from the picture, I was unable to wait until tomorrow to have some. Instead of heating up the boring leftovers I made some pasta for my dinner. The only thing missing was a nice glass of wine.

1 comment:

  1. Obviously, we suffer from the same malady. I can't make fresh sauce without using it, either. I guess the trick is to make TWICE as much!! Very pretty picture.