The smoky, dark flavors of dried tomatoes and mushrooms give a wintry feel to this dish. Sun-dried tomatoes that haven’t been packed in oil work very well in the sauce, but oil-packed tomatoes can be used too. They needn’t, of course, be soaked in hot water first.
The dried mushrooms and tomatoes need to soak for 30 minutes, during which everything else can be chopped, the water put on to boil, and the table set. Other than the soaking time required, this is a fast and easy dish wit