While lasagna is a traditional dish from Romagna, Vincisgrassi is one of the signature dishes from Le Marche in central Italy, and is also the Italian name of the Austrian general, Prince Windischgratz, who was commander of the Austrian Forces stationed in the Marches in 1799. The dish was allegedly created for the prince by a local chef. A classic Italian recipe for pasta baked with parma ham, mushrooms, tomato and cream, the recipe remains one of the most traditional and delicious Italian pasta dishes handed down from the picturesque hilltown of Macerata in Le Marche.
Lasagna Vincisgrassi - Serves 6-8 - Adapted from Fabio Trabocchi
8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted1 slice prosciutto di parma, 1/4- inch thick, about 6 ounces, diced3 cups finely diced onions1 cup finely diced celery1 cup finely diced carrots1 tbsp tomato paste1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil2 1/2 pounds boneless veal shoulder, trimmed, in 1/4-inch dice3 cups dry Marsala2 cups veal stock6 cups chicken stock3 whole cloves1 bay leaf, 1 sprig rosemary, 1 sprig thyme, tied togetherSalt and black pepper1 oz dried porcini4 cups heavy cream1 large egg1 pound cremini mushrooms, finely chopped5 sheets fresh pasta for lasagna, each about 9 by 12 inches2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Shaved truffles for garnishDirections
Via Mariano Pallottini