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       Title: Linguine Turkey Bolognese
  Categories: Pasta, Poultry
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       2 T  Extra-virgin olive oil
       1    Celery stalk with leaves,
            -finely chopped
       1 md Carrot, finely chopped
       1 md Onion, finely chopped
       2 cl Garlic, finely chopped
   1 1/2 lb Ground turkey
       1 T  Dried oregano
     1/2 c  Dry red wine
     1/2 c  Half-and-half
       1 cn Plum tomatoes, crushed
            -slightly, with juices
            -(28 oz)
       2 T  Tomato paste
       1 c  Defatted chicken broth
            Salt to taste
            Freshly ground black pepper
            -to taste
       1 lb Cooked linguine
       2 T  Chopped flat-leaf parsley,
            -for garnish
  
   To lighten a traditional Bolognese sauce, I substituted lean ground
   turkey for the more traditional ground beef. It’s necessary to taste
   and adjust seasonings as you go along, since the flavor of turkey is
   not as strong as beef. I've added a generous amount of oregano and
   garlic for spice and sauteed the meat in extra-virgin olive oil for
   more flavor. Have patience with this sauce - the long, slow simmer is
   what makes it so delicious. Freshly grated Parmesan is perfect to
   serve alongside.
   
   1. Place oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-low heat. Add the
   celery, carrot, onion and garlic, then cook 8-10 minutes, stirring
   occasionally.
   
   2. Raise heat to medium and add the ground turkey and oregano. Cook
   for about 8 minutes, stirring and breaking up the meat, until it
   begins to brown.
   
   3. Add the wine and simmer for about 10-12 minutes. Add the
   half-and-half and simmer until nearly reduced, about 6-8 minutes.
   
   4. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and broth. Bring to a gentle simmer
   and cook over medium-low heat, partially covered, for 1 hour,
   stirring a few times. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
   
   5. Serve hot over just-cooked linguine and sprinkle with chopped
   parsley.
   
   Per serving: 317 calories, 10 grams fat, 89 milligrams cholesterol.
  
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