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                         Tomato and Pancetta Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : the California Culinary Academy
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:50
 Categories    : Make-Ahead Dishes                Pasta & Pasta Sauces
                 Sauces & Dressings
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      pounds        tomatoes, peeled -- seeded and chopped
    3      tablespoons   sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil -- finely chopped
    2      tablespoons   oil from sun-dried tomatoes
    1      tablespoon    olive oil
      1/2  pound         pancetta or slab bacon -- diced
      1/4  cup           parsley -- finely chopped
                         salt, if necessary
 
 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine fresh tomatoes with sun-dried
 tomatoes; set aside.
 
 2. Pour oils into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish; place in the oven to heat
 the oil, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add pancetta and return to the oven until
 pancetta starts to brown, tossing occasionally with a spatula, about 5
 minutes. Stir in tomatoes.
 
 3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are cooked
 and form a sauce.
 
 4. Remove from oven; stir in parsley. Season with salt, if necessary.
 
 5. To serve: Cook 1 pound dried pasta, such as fusilli (spiral-shaped) in
 salted water, following package directions. Drain. Serve sauce over pasta
 and pass 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese at table.
 
 * Timesaver Tip: Sauce can be made up to 6 hours ahead, covered, and
 refrigerated, or it can be frozen. To freeze, spoon into a freezer
 container, cover, label, and freeze at 0 degrees F up to 2 months. To
 serve, defrost sauce 15 to 20 minutes in microwave oven on Defrost
 setting, stirring several times, or thaw in refrigerator 8 to 24 hours.
 Gently warm sauce in a saucepan or microwave oven on 50% power until
 warmed through, about 3 minutes, whisking frequently and vigorously to
 bring it to a creamy consistency.
 
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 NOTES : You'll enjoy the convenience of preparing this sauce in the oven.
 Serve it with fusilli (see step 5). You can use the food processor to chop
 both the fresh and the sun-dried tomatoes.
 Nutr. Assoc. : 1514 1448 4267 0 4352 0 0
 
 
  : You'll enjoy the convenience of preparing this sauce in the oven. Serve
 it with fusilli (see step 5). You can use the food processor to chop both
 the fresh and the sun-dried tomatoes.
 Nutr. Assoc. : 1514 1448 4267 0 4352 0 0