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.
Fusilli col Buco 500 g
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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.
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A typical shape of the culinary tradition of Abruzzo, made with 100% eggs from hens in barns, without water, bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature (in kraft paper package). This type of pasta has a texture with an exceptional roughness, visible to the naked eye. We recommend it with some red sauces, such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo ‘alla Pecorara’, ‘Amatriciana’, ‘Ortolana’ or ‘alla Salsiccia’. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
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Speciality of PrimoGrano line, the local type of tomato called “Pera” (pear) grows in Abruzzo. It is unique and very different from all the other varieties of tomato. It has been cultivated for centuries and has very few seeds, it is very fleshy and weighs about 300-500 g. It is particularly suited for the preparation of sauces and its sweet and velvety taste, together with its low acidity, makes it much more refined than all other common types.
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.
The groove running in the centre of this cinnamon-stick-shaped pasta collects the condiment inside. One of the most recommended recipes is “alla Norma”, in perfect Sicilian style. The intense taste of salted ricotta cheese matches well the sweetness of cherry tomato sauce and the delicacy of eggplant. A bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil makes it all complete. The lovers of the most traditional country recipes are recommended to cook Pasta al Ceppo with a condiment based on sausage, chicory and cloves of garlic. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Originally from Sardinia, this 2 cm long striped shell-shaped pasta is the most used one when it comes to important events like historical commemorations, village celebrations, festivals and weddings. The simplicity of this pasta, deriving from the dough made with the best durum wheat semolina and water, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature, matches a wide range of condiments. The classic recipe is “alla Campinadese”, which is prepared with a condiment based on Sardinia’s sausage ragù, sautéed in extra virgin olive oil with chopped onion, tomato, saffron threads and grated Sardinia’s cheese. There are also several vegetable-based condiments to be combined with, such as the classic “broccoli and sausage” and a delicate pesto with spinach, almonds, Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Cooking time: 11-13 minutes.
With a triangular section, Traghetti is a type of pasta made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature. It combines very well with white seafood-based condiments or with a homemade ragu. We also recommend it with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and “Bianco alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
With a length significantly lower than Penne Rigate, this short pasta is known to be the most widely used shape in the realization of a first course with seasoning "alla Amalfitana" (tuna, tomatoes, mozzarella and black olives). It matches the Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alle Olive", "all’Ortolana" and "Amatriciana" sauces. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Paccherini, bronze-drawn and slowly dried at low temperature in order to preserve perfume and quality, is slightly smaller than the classic shape of Paccheri. Starred Chef William Zonfa’s recipe is composed by Paccherini cooked with porcini mushroom aroma, a salad of asparagus, L’Aquila saffron cream and juniper-flavoured ricotta cheese. For the lovers of seafood, we recommend it with roasted cuttlefish, parsley and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Originally from Sicily, this small ring-shaped type of artisan pasta is usually served as Timballo alla Palermitana (one of the traditional Sicilian dishes), or in a chicken broth, or with butter and cheese. According to the tradition of the Abruzzo region, Anelletti pasta is cooked “alla Mugnaia” with Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano “Pomodoro a pera” tomato puree, goat’s ricotta cheese, eggplants, courgettes, peppers and Farindola Pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 12-14 minutes.
The fagiolo Tondino of Abruzzo (round bean) was historically cultivated in Tavo and Nora valleys, once full of mills. Rustichella d’Abruzzo wants to propose again this ancient legume with PrimoGrano line, created in order to enhance the typical products of Abruzzo tradition in the Vestina area. The Tondino bean, harvested and selected by hand, is a top quality product strictly linked to the land of Abruzzo, with its unique and delicate taste. It is often used to prepare rustic soups and was consumed in the past as alternative to meat. For this reason, countless recipes with this ancient legume have been handed down from mother to daughter throughout the years.
Shape similar to Spaghetti but with higher thickness and a square section instead of round, which is named after the typical tool used for its preparation (called indeed "chitarra"), which gives this pasta a firm texture that can capture completely the condiment, ranging from a simple but delicious tomato and basil sauce, to a more full-bodied and rustic one like sausage and radicchio or a “healthier” one like Rustichella d'Abruzzo "pesto alla Genovese". Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
With same length of Spaghetti but with a rectangular shape, Linguine is one of the classic types of Rustichella d’Abruzzo line. The bronze die and the low temperature drying process make the texture of this kind of pasta perfect for fish-based condiments such as seafood, shrimp and zucchini, or "pesto alla Genovese" Rustichella d'Abruzzo. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
With a diameter between 0.85 mm and 0.92 mm, this type of "thin spaghetti" is among the most popular ones of Rustichella d' Abruzzo line, and combines well with a broth or a soup, or it can be stir-fried with a sauce made of oil, ginger, lemon zest and Sichuan pepper, or simply seasoned with fresh tomato sauce and basil. Cooking time 4-6 minutes.