Type of Fusilli in a "double S" shape, with a characteristic central groove, originally from Sicily, but also known in other regions of Southern Italy. It combines well with Rustichella d'Abruzzo meat sauce and condiments with vegetables or seafood. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
Paccheri 500 g
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Originally from Campania, this shape looks like giant Maccheroni and is one of the most cooked types of pasta in Italy and in the world. Paccheri is used in a lot of recipes: from king prawns with Porcini mushrooms and nduja (a type of spicy sausage), to mozzarella cheese and pepper sauce, or with prawns and mashed mullet’s eggs, or cherry tomatoes and burrata cheese. Also, they can be filled with asparugs and bufala mozzarella cheese or mixed vegetables. It is recommended also with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Napoletana” or “alle Vongole” sauces. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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Originally from Campania region, this type of pasta looks like lengthened Fusilli and housewives in the past used to make it by rolling a Bucatino around a knitting needle. Delicious with a simple Rustichella d’Abruzzo tomato and basil sauce or “alla Pecorara” sauce, combined with Rustichella d’Abruzzo Farindola Pecorino cheese and extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
Originally from Sardinia, the making process of this type of artisan pasta consists of rubbing durum wheat semolina in a big ceramic bowl where a mixture of water and saffron is squirted into (which gives the wonderful intense yellow colour) and then small irregular balls are made by hand and toasted in an oven. The traditional recipe is Fregola Sarda with clams, or cooked as risotto with seafood and lemon zest, or with turnip greens, cherry tomatoes, garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Another good recipe is Fregola Sarda with roasted courgettes, cherry tomatoes and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or the one by the starred chef William Zonfa, who usually cooks this type of pasta with fresh sausage, blueberry and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Curious, original, “shell-shaped” pasta, this type is particularly suitable for collecting the sauce in its interior. Perfect both with vegetables for a cold summer dish and with a sauce with olives or Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Norma" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Northern Italy, this type of bow-tie-shaped short pasta is very commonly served in Emilia-Romagna, Abruzzo and Apulia. The most famous recipes are Farfalloni with salmon and cream, peas and speck or pumpkin fondue, nutmeg and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. This kind of pasta combines well also with several sauces like the classic Rustichella d’Abruzzo tomato and basil sauce, with a bit of Rustichella chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
Originally from Sicily, this type of well-defined spiral-shaped short pasta, with a central hole that perfectly absorbs the seasoning inside, is perfect for a wide variety of condiments, from the vegetable-based to the more substantial meat-based ones. Recommended with the classic "ragù di carne alla Siciliana" recipe, but also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Norma", "alle Olive" and "ai Peperoni" sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.
Similar to thicker Spaghetti, they take their name from the characteristic central hole. It combines well with full-bodied sauces such as "Amatriciana" (made with pork or bacon and tomato), "Carbonara" and "Cacio e Pepe", without disdaining a fish-based condiment such as sardines and mussels, typical Sicilian dishes. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Particular type of pasta similar to barley grains but with larger size (between 1.15 and 1.30 mm), perfect for the preparation of vegetable soups or simply as pastina in a soup. Also recommended for cold pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and with Rustichella d'Abruzzo porcini-aromatized extra virgin olive oil, or simply as a "healthy" starter with Rustichella d'Abruzzo “Intosso” extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
With a smaller diameter than Penne, this particular short pasta is known to be the most widely used shape in the realization of a first course with seasoning "vodka and bacon" or with "Pachino" cherry tomatoes and basil, or with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "all'Ortolana" or "Peperoni" sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
One of the most well-known and worldwide sold types of short pasta, they are traditionally combined with Rustichella d'Abruzzo “Arrabbiata” or "Amatriciana" sauce or with a fresh and light condiment made with tuna, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Exclusive type of Rustichella d'Abruzzo made with the best selections of durum wheat, the "Spaghettone del Leone" has a circular section of 2.6 mm, and it is bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature. This Spaghetto is heftier and thicker than the classic one and the Spaghettone PrimoGrano, made to satisfy even more demanding palates. The condiments are represented from the best Rustichella d'Abruzzo sauces like “Amatriciana”, “Cacio e Pepe”, “Norma” and white sauce with porcini mushrooms. Cooking time: 14-16 minutes.
Produced through the same bronze dies used for the Paccheroni Rigati, Rustichella d'Abruzzo proposes the Maniconi, a shape of the same diameter, but half the length of the classic Paccheroni. Perfect to collect any condiment thanks to its roughness and the ridging on the surface, Maniconi is excellent when combined with seafood and crustaceans for a typical Mediterranean-flavoured first course. Rustichella d'Abruzzo suggests to enjoy this shape with a classic recipe of Rome's gastronomy, such as "Cacio e Pepe" or with a "Funghi Porcini" sauce or, why not, a delicious "Ragu bianco" sauce, all by Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Cylinder-shaped, this short pasta is widely used especially during summertime, combined with seafood-based sauces or with scampi and courgettes. It combines very well also with several sauces like Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Bolognese", "alla Salsiccia", "alle Olive" and "Pomodoro e Basilico”. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.