Orecchiette #91

De Cecco

1 Piece (1kg)

Country of Origin: Italy


AED 17.19

Orecchiette, which translates to "little ears" in Italian, are a distinctive pasta shape deeply rooted in the culinary tradition of Apulia, a picturesque region in Southern Italy. These small, concave discs have earned their charming name due to their unique shape, which resembles tiny earlobes or shells. Orecchiette, also known as "strascicati" in some regions, have a culinary history that reflects the artistry and tradition of Italian pasta making. In the heart of Apulia's homemade pasta tradition, orecchiette was crafted with a simple blend of ingredients: white flour, durum wheat semolina, and water. The pasta dough was skillfully cut into small, uniform pieces. 
  • What truly sets orecchiette apart is the intricate handcrafting technique involved in their creation. Each piece of dough was carefully "dragged" or "strascicati" with the tip of a knife, shaping it into a small shell-like form, and then deftly pulled back with the tip of the thumb. This meticulous process transformed basic ingredients into these delightful pasta morsels.
  • Orecchiette are celebrated for their ability to pair seamlessly with a variety of ingredients and flavours. In the traditional cuisine of Apulia, these pasta discs are often cooked in boiling water with broccoli or potatoes, creating a harmonious blend of textures and flavours. They are then served with a choice of delectable toppings. One popular combination features a robust tomato sauce and sheep's cheese, creating a satisfyingly rich and savoury dish. Alternatively, orecchiette can be dressed with a simple yet flavourful mixture of garlic and oil, allowing the pasta's unique shape and texture to shine.
  • Beyond these classic preparations, orecchiette can also be known as "Recchie" and is frequently served with a vegetable ragù, where fresh and seasonal vegetables are simmered to perfection, or a hearty lamb and ricotta ragù, providing a comforting and indulgent dining experience.

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Durum wheat semolina

Wheat. May contains soy
Nutritional Information per 100g
Energy (kJ): 1490
Energy (kcal): 351
Protein (g): 14
Carbohydrate (g): 69,
of which sugars (g): 3.4
Fat (g): 1.5,
of which saturates (g): 0.3
Salt (g): 0
Fibre (g): 2.9
Halal: Yes
Lactose Free: Yes
Organic: No
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegan: Yes
Gluten Free: No

Store in a cool and dry place.

Polypropylene packaging
Cooking time: 11 min - Al dente: 9 min
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