Sangiovese Simmered Pork TenderloinThe rich, deep flavor of the sauce is courtesy of a red wine braise and tomato paste, which infuses the sauce with the illusion that it spent all day simmering on the stovetop, though it takes just half an hour. A full-bodied red wine that’s not too tannic works best here.
Chicken with Artichokes and TomatoesDeeply browned chicken thigh meat is accompanied by salty ham, richly flavored artichokes, and sweet carrots and onions in this phenomenal weeknight dinner whose sophistication belies its simplicity. The wine, canned chopped tomatoes, and a delicate zest of lemon bring it all together for a satisfying meal that works equally well on its own, or
Polenta with Spicy Sausage RagùThis rich ragu (or sauce) obtains its umami from sweet carrot, onion, and pleasantly sharp fennel. Its deep flavors are livened up with two types of canned tomato working together to provide balance and depth. While this recipe has a spicy kick, you can temper it by using half spicy, half sweet Italian sausage (or