Thanks to its shape and colour, strawberry has always been considered the fruit of love. It was already known to the ancient Romans who consumed it during the festivities in honor of Adonis. According to the myth, the tears of the goddess Venus fallen on the earth after her death would have given rise to the seedlings of strawberries. With a sweet taste and an intense aroma, strawberries are a concentrate of beneficial and curative properties. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Gnocchetti Sardi 500 g
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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.
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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.
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.
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 the meat sauce "alla Bolognese", but this type combines well also with Rustichella d'Abruzzo "alla Genovese", "Tomato and Basil" and "Truffle" sauces. Cooking time: 5 minutes.
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. To enjoy its organoleptic properties, we recommend using it “raw”, pan-frying it together with pasta and adding just a little bit of PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil with some perfumed basil leaves.
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.
Rustichella d’Abruzzo has recently introduced an exclusive new item in its references, Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco, a type of pasta made to satisfy the needs of Chefs to create innovative and unique recipes. It is made with a mix of 100% Italian durum wheat semolina and 23% of fresh puree of wild fruits (Blackberry 12%, Currant 11,5% and Raspberry 11,5%). Paccherini is bronze drawn and slowly dried at low temperature in order to keep perfume and quality. Starred Chef William Zonfa’s recipe is Paccherini ai Frutti di Bosco with Porcini mushrooms, asparagus salad, L’Aquila saffron D.O.P. cream and juniper-flavoured ricotta cheese. For the lovers of seafood, we recommend it with roasted cuttlefish, parsley and Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
You have had a dish of egg Fettuccine at least once, right? Who hasn’t, anyway? Rustichella d’Abruzzo proposes one of the most famous types of pasta in the world, in its “Nest” version, which contains traditions and tastes. The rough and porous texture and the intense perfume of durum wheat semolina and fresh eggs coming out after opening will conquer your heart and palate. Try it in a delicate version with our PrimoGrano ‘Pomodoro a Pera d’Abruzzo’, a bit of PrimoGrano INTOSSO monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You can also combine it with our ‘ai Funghi Porcini’, ‘alla Salsiccia’ and ‘alla Genovese’ sauces, and a bit of Abruzzo pecorino cheese. Cooking time: 4-6 minutes.
This type of pasta is very good for making cold pasta salads with cherry tomatoes, bufala mozzarella, fragrant basil, capers, slivers of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Rustichella d’Abruzzo PrimoGrano INTOSSO extra virgin olive oil and a bit of Rustichella d’Abruzzo Silver Balsamic vinegar of Modena I.G.P. It matches well Rustichella d’Abruzzo organic tomato and basil sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
This type of “mixed” artisan pasta was born in Abruzzo, particularly in the city of Teramo, where housewives in 1800s used to take the remains of foods used in wintertime and cook them by making an “only one abundant dish” with legumes, various types of dried pasta, fresh vegetables, raw ham and eggs, in order to leave winter behind and celebrate the beginning of spring. VIRTU’ matches well Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” sauce. Cooking time: 10-12 minutes.
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.
This typical type of artisan pasta from Apulia region, derives its name from its characteristic shape (orecchiette means ‘small ears’) made by pushing the dough with thumbs. The classical recipe with orecchiette is “alla Pugliese” with turnip greens, sausage and garlic. It also combines with a meat ragù and Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Pecorara” or “alla Salsiccia” sauces. Cooking time: 12-16 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.
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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.
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 tube 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 Norma’, ‘Bolognese’ or ‘Genovese’. Cooking time: 13-15 minutes.
Typical pasta of this region, it is made with 100% Abruzzo durum wheat semolina, bronze drawn and dried at low temperature. Perfect in legume soups, with beans, crunchy bacon and Rustichella d’Abruzzo INTOSSO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, with scrambled eggs and chicken livers “cace e ove”. It matches perfectly Rustichella d’Abruzzo “alla Salsiccia” or “Ragù Bianco” sauces. Cooking time: 7-9 minutes.