Rigatoni With Braised Giblet Sauce
- 1/2 cup diced pancetta (about 6 ounces)
- Giblets and neck from your turkey
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 6 cloves garlic, sliced
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- Kosher salt
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 28 -ounce cans whole San Marzano tomatoes
- 1 piece parmesan rind (optional), plus shaved cheese for topping
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 pound rigatoni
Cook the pancetta in a large pot over medium heat, stirring, until slightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, rinse the turkey giblets; chop into 1/2-inch pieces. Add the giblets and neck to the pot; cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the onion and red pepper flakes; cook until the onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary and 1 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, about 5 more minutes.
Add the wine and cook until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Crush the tomatoes into the pot with your hands and pour in the juice from the cans. Add 3 cups water and the parmesan rind, if using. Increase the heat to high, bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Stir, then reduce the heat to low. Partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the meat is falling off the neck bone, 4 to 5 hours.
Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and toss with the sauce. Top with shaved parmesan.
Photograph by Kang Kim
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