Ah... pomodoro e basilico. These two ingredients – two of Italy's finest – come together to create something sublime. If you have ever enjoyed a fresh caprese salad (whether in the Capri sun or not), you will have noticed that the combination of tomato and fresh basil – known appropriately as the 'king of herbs’ – is a beautiful one, despite its near-rustic simplicity.
Indeed, it's this simplicity that underpins la cucina italiana and all its secrets; rather than relying on elaborate preparation and an extensive list of ingredients, Italian food emphasises a small number of ingredients. Each, however, should be of exceptional quality, for there is no place to hide. This dish is one such example. Our fresh, artisan fusilli – a world removed from the supermarket staple – are traditionally crafted and exhibit the most beautiful, jagged shape. Our fresh tomato and basil sauce is just that: exceptionally fresh and made with the best pomodori, namely the San Marzano variety, grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Mount Vesuvius. Exquisitely fragrant, fresh basilico is chopped and added to the sauce whilst cooking, teasing out the taste of the tomatoes and completing this simple, but quintessentially Italian, sauce. Serve with a scattering of formaggio and delight in this dish.
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Semola, WHEAT Flour, Free Range EGG, Rice Flour
Tomato and Basil Sauce (160g):
Datterini Tomatoes (77%), Water, Onion, Carrot, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil, Salt, Garlic, Sugar, Black Pepper
Vegetarian Grated Cheese (8g):
MILK, Salt, Vegetarian Rennet, EGG Lysozyme
Calories per serving: 703kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 4.5g
Of which sugars 2.2g