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Name That Pasta Sauce!

Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 07:11 AM

I invented a pasta sauce at the age of 12, which I still make. It is based on tomato sauce, contains a plethora of spices, Italian sausage, onions, mushrooms, carrot and red wine. Once completely assembled, it cooks at a high simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

Does this sauce fit into any category? It obviously is not a Bolognese. It is not a puttanesca or an arrabiata (no peppers), and I don't think it's a true marinara or pomodoro. Does it fit into any category you know of, or is it just a tasty mutt?

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  1. mbfant Apr 21, 2013 07:35 AM

    You could call it sugo con salsicce e funghi.

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    1. re: mbfant
      Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 05:27 PM

      Has a classy ring to it. (As opposed to a class ring.)

    2. Karl S Apr 21, 2013 09:17 AM

      What spices?

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      1. re: Karl S
        Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 05:30 PM


        Fennel seed
        Bay leaf

      2. MGZ Apr 21, 2013 09:23 AM

        I'd call it either "Perilaguana", "Perilagodoro", or "Khantanese"

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          Perilagu Khan Apr 21, 2013 05:31 PM

          I hope Perilaguana isn't the feminine of Perilaguano.

          1. re: Perilagu Khan
            MGZ Apr 22, 2013 07:19 AM

            Well, my friend, given that it's your creation, I ink you should just own it. Hell, maybe you should bottle and label it. Though, if you do go commercial, you will need to decide between associating the name with Prego or going in the Khantanese direction. I s'pose I prefer the latter.

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          janniecooks Apr 21, 2013 09:48 AM

          Perilagu ragu

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          1. re: janniecooks
            Wahooty Apr 21, 2013 03:56 PM


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              alkapal Apr 23, 2013 07:55 AM

              i vote for this one

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            GH1618 Apr 21, 2013 05:44 PM

            sugo di salciccia alle Perilagu (approximately)

            1. Kris in Beijing Apr 21, 2013 09:22 PM

              Sounds a good bit like:
              Which has no real name.

              How about
              Sauce Tomates César

              So you could word-play and call it:
              Saucisse Tomates César Champignons

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                Puffin3 Apr 22, 2013 06:07 AM

                'Perilagu' naturally. ;))

                1. Perilagu Khan Apr 22, 2013 08:31 AM

                  If the Hounds can't categorize it, it's sugo sui generis. Just as I suspected.

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