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Yummy Fixins: Spice up spaghetti with wild boar meat sauce (recipe)

Wild boar is lean and has a bit of a nutty flavor, making it ideal for pasta sauce.
Courtesy Arica Davis / Yummy Fixins |

I had a craving for some spaghetti this week, but plain ol’ meat sauce just wasn’t going to cut it!

So, I picked up some Durham Ranch ground wild boar from Raley’s and whipped up this delicious recipe, which is a riff on one I learned in a Tuscan Cuisine cooking course I took in Florence.

I really enjoy wild boar because it is so lean and has a bit of a nutty flavor, but you can easily substitute ground beef, turkey, elk or venison for the boar.

Same for the pasta — use any noodle type that you would like for this dish or skip the carbs completely and use spiralized zucchini “noodles” instead.

Wild Boar Pasta Sauce


Makes four servings

2 celery stalks

2 carrots, peeled

4 garlic cloves

1 small yellow onion

1 parsley bunch

1 pound ground wild boar

½ tablespoons dried basil

½ tablespoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup red wine

1 15 ounce can crushed tomatoes

¼ cup shredded parmesan

1 pound spaghetti

Mince or finely dice the celery, carrots, garlic, onion, and parsley. Sauté vegetables in a large sauce pan over medium heat until the vegetables start to soften. Crumble the wild boar meat into the vegetables and season with dried oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Sauté the meat until cooked through. Pour in the wine and cook until it evaporates. Add the tomato sauce and cook for 15 minutes on low so the flavors build. Taste and season as needed.

Prepare the pasta according to the package. Drain and place on each plate, top with wild boar sauce and garnish with shredded parmesan.

Chef Arica Davis is owner/operator of Yummy Fixins, Personal Chef Services and Pasta Parties. Visit http://www.yummyfixins.com to book your next dinner party.

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