This week, we’re travelling to the sun-scorched region of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’. Famed for its rustic cuisine, consider these tortelloni a somewhat decadent take on Puglia’s rich culinary heritage. To prepare our tortelloni filling, we turn to the prime tomato fields of Puglia, in the small comune of San Pietro Vernotico. Here, in Italy’s driest region, tomatoes are salted and left out to dry out in the unrelenting heat of the sun, until they take on a potent sweet-yet-umami flavour. We temper these tart morsels of flavour with fresh burrata, the jewel in the crown of Italian cheeses. Renowned for its buttery consistency and delicate flavour, burrata is crafted by artisan cheesemakers across Puglia. Burrata also happens to be our head chef - and Pugliese native - Roberta’s favourite midnight snack, as local caseifici (cheesemongers) produce the delicacy through the night. Indeed, many are familiar with visits from Roberta after a few too many of her signature “La Dolce É Vita” cocktails on an evening. Visit “Puglia” under pastaevangelists.com/italyathome for her recipe).
We dress our tortelloni in an earthy sage butter, as to tease out the sweet flavour of the sun-dried tomato. A scattering of formaggio completes this tribute to Pugliese cuisine. And while we wholeheartedly trust Roberta’s culinary judgement, we think these tortelloni are best consumed in the daylight hours, al fresco with a refreshing aperitivo in hand - bellissima!
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Burrata & Sun-Dried Tomato Tortelloni (200g):
Pasta (Durum WHEAT Semolina, WHEAT Flour “00”, Pasteurised EGGS (24%)) Filling (Stracciatella (Pasteurised Cow’s MILK, Cream (MILK), Salt, Rennet, Acidity Regulator: Lactic Acid)(60%), Ricotta Cheese (Pasteurised Cow’s MILK, Cream (MILK), Salt, Acidity Regulator: Lactic Acid), Sun-Dried Tomato (8.7%), Grana Padano Cheese (Cow’s MILK, Salt, Rennet, EGG Lysozyme), Fresh Basil, Potato Flakes, Salt, White Pepper
Sage Butter (20g):
Butter (MILK) (87%), Sage (10%), Salt, Black Pepper
Italian Grated Cheese (8g):
MILK, Salt, Rennet