Ditalini Rigati (small ridged thimbles) are a smaller variation of the classic Ditali Rigati and are part of the minute pasta family from the Campania region.
The shape of this pasta is inspired by the sewing thimble, but is open at the top as well. Ditalini Rigati are mainly used for preparing vegetable soups with light, tasty broths and enhanced with croutons or vegetables cut into julienne strips.
This pasta can also be used in thick creamy or velvety soups.
Available in 500g pack.s
Orecchiette (little ears), also known as "strascicati", are a typical pasta shape from the Apulia culinary tradition. The shape is a round disc with a slight indent in the centre.
In the culinary tradition of Apulia of home-made pasta, orecchiette were made with white flour, durum wheat semolina and water. After the pasta dough had been cut into small pieces, it was "dragged" ("strascicati" in Italian) with the tip of a knife to create a sort of small shell, then pulled back with the tip of the thumb.
In traditional Apulia cooking, orecchiette are cooked in boiling water with broccoli or potatoes and served with a tomato sauce and sheep's cheese, or with garlic and Oil
This pasta is also known as "Recchie" and is served with vegetable ragù, or lamb and ricotta ragù.
Available in 500g or 3 Kg packs.