Paccheroni Rigati is one of the latest shapes launched by Rustichella d’Abruzzo. It has the same quality and texture of the incomparable Rustichella Paccheri, with ridgings on the outer surface that allow it to collect any kind of condiment. It is perfect in seafood-based recipes, it can also be cooked with a king prawn stuffing, porcini mushrooms and nduja, or in a more delicate version with prawns, cherry tomatoes, mashed mullet’s eggs and Rustichella d’Abruzzo chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Nidi Tagliatelle 500 g
Originally from Bologna, these simple durum wheat semolina skeins (bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature), are made without eggs to satisfy also those who have specific intolerances. The sauce par excellence is "Boscaiola" but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "Genovese", the "Ragù bianco ai Funghi Porcini" and "alla Salsiccia" sauces. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
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Pici is a kind of pasta that looks like larger Spaghetti and represents one of the recent new items out of the line Formati Regionali of Rustichella d’Abruzzo. The classic condiment is aglione, a tomato sauce with a particular type of garlic cultivated only in Sarteano (Siena) and its surroundings. However, this pasta can be combined also with livers sauce or with sautéed breadcrumbs in olive oil. Condiments like Rustichella d’Abruzzo “ai Funghi Porcini” and the amazing “Tartufata” sauces are also recommended. Cooking time: 20-22 minutes.
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.
Rustichella d'Abruzzo has selected the best aromatic herbs of the Abruzzo tradition. This is how the Mistichelle d'Abruzzo (Savory, Laurel, Rosemary, Basil, Thymus, Sage, Mint) are born, rediscovering the ancient recipe of " the Virtues", the typical dish that used 7 herbs.
One of the traditional types of pasta from Campania. Long, candle-shaped and thicker than 1 cm, this pasta needs to be snapped before being cooked in a pot. The traditional recipe is Candele Lunghe cooked in oven as a classic “red” timballo (meat ragu, mozzarella and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese) or “white” (besciamella sauce, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, olives and bufala mozzarella cheese). It combines well with sauces such as Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” and “all’Ortolana”. Cooking time: 7-8 minutes.
An old saying goes “Se le farfalle possono volare 1000 km, pensa a quello che puoi fare tu” (if butterflies can fly 1000 km, just imagine what you can do”). Rustichella d’Abruzzo Farfalle Rigate all’Uovo brings into your kitchen the love for food and the traditional recipes. The aim of the stripes on the outer surface is to collect the condiments and make them stick to it, just like the pollen sticks to the wings of the butterflies. For this reason, we recommend Farfalle Rigate with full-bodied sauces, such as ‘alla Genovese’ or ‘rosso alla Salsiccia’ by Rustichella. For the lovers of more intense tastes, we recommend it with a condiment made of fresh stir-fried sausage with broccoli and radicchio and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 9 minutes.
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 Asia Minor (Persia and Afghanistan), pomegranate (Latin name “Punica granatum”) and its fruits were brought in Europe by Phoenician merchants. Italian word derives from “mela” (apple), for its shape and colour, and “grana” (grain), for the consistency of its internal seeds, very similar to corn. It is one of the main subjects in many stories and legends, and it was a sacred plant to Juno and Venus in ancient Greece. In ancient Rome, brides used to put pomegranate branches in their hair, symbol of fertility and richness. It was very widely represented in works of art and culture during the Renaissance, main subject in the works of Caravaggio. Nowadays, this fruit is used to make Italian and European dishes simply unique! Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
The Pineapple is originally from South America. Indios used to call it ANANA, from the word NANA (perfume), while Conquistadores used to call it PINE CONE OF THE INDIES or ROYAL PINE CONE. The pineapple is a symbol of welcome and hospitality and has a delicious sweetness on the inside. The amount of vitamins and natural constituents make the pineapple a healthy fruit. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo Garganelli all’Uovo is a type of pasta originally from Emilia Romagna, very much loved and appreciated especially abroad. Thanks to its particular shape and the stripes on the outer surface, Garganelli can be prepared in broth, combined with some of our sauces like ‘alla Salsiccia’ or ‘alle Olive’, or with a vegetable pesto, pine nuts and Pecorino cheese, for the lovers of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle. Cooking time: 9 minutes.
Exclusive Rustichella d’Abruzzo shape: 50 cm long, bronze-drawn and dried at low temperature, it satisfies even the most demanding palates. It is recommended in the classic and everlasting combination with Rustichella d’Abruzzo “Aglio e Olio” condiment, with a bit of Rustichella chili-pepper-aromatized extra virgin olive oil for the lovers of spicy tastes. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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.
Originally from Southern Italy, this type of pasta was made in ancient times by skilled pasta makers, twirling rapidly Spaghetti around an iron rod. Today, Fusilli represents one of the most famous shapes of pasta in the world. Recommended with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Salsiccia" or "Genovese" sauces. Cooking time: 9-11 minutes.
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: 16-18 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.