Sardinian Fregola Pasta with Tomato Sauce

10 February 2019 || Pasta, Recipes

If you have never tried Sardinian Fregola pasta – now is the time! ‘Fregula Sarda’ looks similar to large couscous but is actually tiny rolled balls or crumbs (fregola means crumb in Italian) made from semolina flour and water. Our fregola have been toasted in the oven which gives them a satisfying unique flavour and mottled texture.

These little pasta balls soak up flavours really well and give your dish a lovely thick and hearty consistency. Sardinian Fregola pasta is delicious on its own, served simply with olive oil, sea salt and a dusting of cheese, in soups, cold in salads or cooked with a simple tomato sauce as per our recipe below

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Ingredients for 4 people

200g Toasted Sardinian Fregola

500g Peeled tomatoes

50g Grated Pecorino cheese

Garlic

Onion

Parsley

Basil

Extra virgin olive oil

Salt

Method

Step 1: Finely chop a clove of garlic, a small onion and a handful of washed and dried parsley. Gently brown in a terracotta casserole with half a glass of extra virgin olive oil.

Step 2: Push the the peeled tomatoes through a sieve and add to the sauté, add salt, cover the pan and cook until the sauce is thick.

Step 3: Add a small saucepan (around 250ml) of boiling water or stock and then the toasted Sardinian Fregola. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the Fregola is cooked.

Step 4: Season with small leaves of chopped basil and mix in the grated Pecorino.

Buon appetito!

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