Orecchiette di Puglia, 500g

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Dried Pasta Made From Durum Wheat Made in Puglia from durum wheat flour, Orecchiette has rough texture, which provide...

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Dried Pasta Made From Durum Wheat

Made in Puglia from durum wheat flour, Orecchiette has rough texture, which provides a good surface for sauce to cling to. This durum wheat pasta gets its name because its shape resembles little ears.

Versatile Pasta Shells, Great with Many Sauces

Traditionally used in Puglia in the stunningly simple Orecchiette con cime di rapa. We also love with rich tomato sauces, such as our 100% Organic Tomato and Basil Sauce. Also excellent with seafood dishes.

Net Weight: 500g

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Puglia

Puglia is a region of Italy on the southern coast, known as the ‘heel’ of the ‘boot’ of Italy. Visitors can enjoy a piece of everything in Puglia from the Baroque streets in ‘The Florence in the South’ Lecce to the longest coastline in Italy and the unique stone-built, hobbit-style Trullo huts in Alberobello.

This is all dominated by the region’s most treasured source of income, olives. Puglia produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil, making it one of the largest in the world. This oil is used on pastas that are native to the region such as orechiette (little ears) which get their name from their distinctive shape. Orechiette is used in dishes such as orecchiette alle cime di rapa, a simple pasta that combines olive oil, pecorino and cime di rapa (a relative of the humble broccoli).

The most widely grown wine grape in the region is Negroamaro – literally ‘black bitter’. It is hardly grown outside the region and is used to produce some of Puglian’s best wines like Salice Salentino. Primitivo is also a very popular variety, producing rich, high alcohol red wines.