Ever since I watched the finale of Top Chef All-Stars last week, I’ve been searching for the “Pepperoni Sauce” recipe that was used by contestant Mike Isabella in his braised pork dish. (I’m thinking it might be good with basic pork chops! )
The judges RAVED about the dish (especially Food and Wine Editor Gail Simmons.) So finally..I found it! Ya gotta love the web!
No measurements, but a good base to start with. Experiment and be your own Top Chef!
Chef Mike said during the finale party,
“Saute onions, garlic, chili flakes and fennel seeds in olive oil. Add chopped pepperoni, and let it sweat for couple minutes. Add a can of San Marzano tomatoes and add some chicken stock. Don’t add too much liquid, as you want the sauce to be hearty. Cook the mixture for 45 minutes, until the pepperoni gets soft and moist. Puree “the heck out of it” in a blender and salt to taste. The uses for the sauce are limited only by your imagination, so get to work!”
Watch Judge’ Table HERE!
- Top Chef Pepperoni Sauce Recipe!