Sardinian Pasta Kit – Fregola with artichoke, bottarga and white truffle cream

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This ingredients-and-recipe meal kit contains a selection of typical products for easily preparing pasta according to 1 Sardinian traditional recipe (serving for 4 people): Fregola with artichoke, bottarga and white truffle cream. A 100ml bottle of Sardinian EVO oil is included.

  • Organic Sardinian Wheat Semolina Pasta (1 x 500g Fregola pasta)
  • Toppings (1 x 200 Artichoke, bottarga and white truffle cream)
  • Extra Virgin Semidana Olive Oil (1 x 100ml EVO extra virgen semidana olive oil)

FORMAT: Tasting Set 800g

DESCRIPTION

“Sardinian Traditional Pasta – Classic Edition” is a meal kit for enjoying pasta according to the most classic Sardinian recipe in a few minutes with local artisan pasta, traditional toppings, and EVO oil, at the best value for money.

The pack includes:

  • Pasta, made by Araj pasta factory. The Fregola is a traditional Sardinia food. Typically based on non-whole durum wheat (Triticum durum), at first glance, it seems vaguely similar to bulgur and couscous.
  • Artichokes, bottarga and white truffle cream topping is made by L’Isola dei Sapori. The combination of Sardinian spiny artichoke, with an intense and authentic taste, with Mullet Bottarga and White Truffle (Tuber Borchii), with a delicate and refined flavor, gives life to a creamy and original, unique and special velvety.
  • “Olio Semidana”, made by Corrias oil mill, is a Monocultivar oil of the highest quality and is unique as an expression of typical olive cultivars of the Sinis region. It is obtained directly from olives and only by mechanical means. Belonging to the fruity category with prevailing hints of fresh grass, artichoke, thistle, spicy taste, hints of fresh floral almond and ripe fruit.
HEALTH BENEFITS

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Pasta: made with 100% organic ingredients, Fregula is a durum wheat semolina pasta, grown and machined in Sardinia, seems vaguely similar to bulgur and couscous. Durum wheat semolina pasta is obtained by mixing the semolina with water until it forms lumps and then toasted in the oven. You get to indulge in fregola without the typical carb and calorie overload. It has a special kind of dietary fiber called resistant starch, which helps maintain blood sugar and improve digestion.
  • Artichokes, bottarga and white truffle cream toppings. The raw materials used in the production, make the difference. Grown at KM 0, natural and genuine. They are characterized by a simple and authentic flavor. Born with the aim of enhancing the quality and the characteristic flavors of our land. Artichokes are low in fat, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, and magnesium. They are also one of the richest sources of antioxidants. artichokes may lower blood sugar levels. Bottarga is a good source of Omega-3, Vitamin D and Zinc. Truffles are rich in nutrients. They’re high in carbs, protein and fiber and contain both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, as well as micronutrients, such as vitamin C, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, manganese and iron; Truffles, are a great source of antioxidants, compounds that help fight free radicals and prevent oxidative damage to your cells; Truffles has antibacterial properties that can help decrease the growth of specific strains of bacteria. May Help Reduce Inflammation which is a vital part of your immune function that helps defend your body against infection and illness.
  • “Olio Semidana”: It is recommended for people who suffer from high cholesterol because it helps to decrease the bad cholesterol (LDL) for the benefit of the production of good cholesterol (HDL); it can help in the fight against stomach acid and contribute to intestinal regularity; it helps the immune system. It has a high presence of antioxidants including polyphenols, helping to preserve cell walls and prevent various types of tumors, as well as preventing degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
CERTIFICATES & VALUE

CERTIFICATES & VALUE

  • Careful and refined selection of typical Italian food products.
  • Authentic manufacturing process

 

TASTING

TASTING

This kit is recommended for the preparation of:

  • Fregola with artichoke, bottarga and white truffle cream for 4 people
    • Preparation: Easy, 30’
    • Recipe: available here
    • In this kit: Fregula pasta, “Artichokes, bottarga and white truffle cream” topping, EVO semidana Olive Oil.
    • You will need: 1 onion, 100ml vegetable broth, ½ glass of white wine, hot pepper to taste, salt to taste and grated bottarga to taste.

Alternative tasting tips with the ingredients in this kit:

  • Fregula pasta It is ideal for use in soups, tomato-based sauces and especially with condiments based on seafood specialties. It can be cooked as a side dish, similar to rice and topped with savory foods. Fregola is also used as a substitute for couscous in tabouleh. Further, you could use fregola pasta as a morning breakfast grain, serve as a hot cereal or mix it with yogurt. Other typical Sardinian dish is Fregula with clams. 
  • “Artichokes, bottarga and white truffle cream” topping. Easy to add to your diet as a topping for salads, soups or main courses, also works well in sauces, pasta, risottos and meat or seafood dishes. It is perfect for spread a bruschetta.
  • Olio Semidana is recommended on salads, with potato puddings or boiled vegetables.
STORAGE

STORAGE

  • Pasta: once the package has been opened, it can be closed with a clothes peg and stored in the pantry, store in a cool and dry place, away from legumes and rice. To be consumed preferably by the expiry date that is indicated in the package.
  • Toppings: “Artichokes, bottarga and white truffle cream” Store in a cool and dry place, preferably at + 4 ° C. Consume within 18 months. For perfect conservation, once opened, cover with a drizzle of oil and keep in the fridge.
  • “Olio Semidana”: keep the olive oil in its bottle, far away from heat sources at a temperature of 15 / 20 C° (59 / 68 F°).
PRODUCER

PRODUCER

Sardinia Blue Zone

About

Authentic 100% Sardinian products

Authentic Sardinian products selected by our local food & wine expert, Maurizio Stara Sardinia Blue Zone's assorted packages are all made in Sardinia according to local tradition, to bring the best of Sardinian diet, a key to the longevity of the inhabitants of this wild and magnificent island. Through the use of a few genuine and also 100% local ingredients, freshness and quality are guaranteed. All products are tested in the kitchen by Sardinian gastronomic experts. These are authentic food products with a short supply chain.

REGION

REGION

Sardinia

About this region

Sardinia, or Sardegna, its Italian name, is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and it is its second largest island, after Sicilia. It´s a land where ancient traditions, natural contrasts, colours and intense flavours always conquer every single visitor.

Sardinian cuisine has the encharming of simplicity: genuine ingredients with strong flavours. It's possible to appreciate this culinary identity by trying several products such as Pecorino and Fiore Sardo cheeses, the Carciofo Spinoso (artichoke), Zafferano (saffron) and Bottarga (salted, cured fish roe). Wines are another way to discover the best tastes of Sardinia as each territory has one that characterizes it.

This foodie tour wouldn't be complete without mentioning some of the typical pasta dishes. In Sardinia, pasta lovers can choose between dried pasta fregola and malloreddus and fresh pasta like culurgiones, filindeu and lorighittas. But there also authentic sardinian recipes based on meat and fish, such as suckling pig, lamb or goat, cordula (goat's intestines), entrails of lamb, boiled mutton, char-grilled eels, crustaceans, sea bass, sea bream and tuna cooked as many ways as you can imagine. The extra condiment of each preparation is the high quality.

LEARN MORE

LEARN MORE

This pack is the result of a careful selection and research process. Among the Sardinian specialties included in this pack, the following companies from the Sardinian territory were selected.

  • Sarda Fregula pasta made by Araj pasta factory, The fregola is a traditional Italian food, more precisely from Sardinia.
    Typically based on non-whole durum wheat (Triticum durum), at first glance, it seems vaguely similar to bulgur and couscous.
    Durum wheat semolina pasta is obtained by mixing the semolina with water until it forms lumps and then toasted in the oven. It can be used in soups, tomato-based sauces and especially with condiments based on seafood specialties.
    It goes well with excellent fish and shellfish sauces, seasoned with saffron.
  • Artichokes, bottarga and white truffle cream is made by L’Isola dei Sapori. The combination of Sardinian spiny artichoke, with an intense and authentic taste, with Mullet Bottarga and Bianchetto Truffle (Tuber Borchii), with a delicate and refined flavor, gives life to a creamy and original, unique and special velvety. A product that surprises with its intensity, with a strong and decisive character.
  • EVO extra virgin semidana olive oil made by Corrias oil mill, is a Monocultivar oil of the highest quality and is unique as an expression of typical olive cultivars of the Sinis region. It is obtained directly from olives and only by mechanical means. The color is straw yellow with light golden reflections, it has an intense and persistent aroma of fruit and flowers. Belonging to the fruity category with prevailing hints of fresh grass, artichoke, thistle, spicy taste, hints of fresh floral almond and ripe fruit. The taste is fine and characteristic, dry and soft, alcoholic, fresh and slightly sour, with a good structure.

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