Something of a local hero, n'duja is a celebrated staple of Calabrian cuisine. Made with cuts of pork meat hailing from the rugged local landscape and flavoured with roasted local spicy peppers, this forms a soft sausage with a brilliantly warm and spicy taste.
In this week's limited edition tortelloni, we therefore combine the hot, meaty fire of n'duja sausage with mascarpone, a mild soft cheese from Abbiategrasso, southwest of Milano. Whilst many associate mascarpone with the classic dessert tiramisu, it also marries beautifully with robust savoury flavours, as with our prime n'duja. To complete this dish, we lavish our tortelloni in a wonderfully fiery n'duja sauce. Rich, meaty and redolent of the beautiful Calabrian chillies that give it its kick, this is the perfect dish for spice seekers.
This dish has been created in partnership with Parmigiano Reggiano, an inimitably flavoursome cheese produced exclusively in the region of Emilia Romagna. It is 100% natural and is still produced in Italy today as it was 900 years ago using only milk, salt and rennet.
Photo by: @mintandrosemary
Nduja Tortelloni: Pasta (56%): Wheat Flour, Egg, Durum Wheat Flour, Salt, Water Filling (44%): Ricotta Cheese (Milk), Mascarpone Cheese, (Milk), N’duja spicy salami (24%) (Pork Fat, Pork Meat, Red Chilli Sauce, Spicy red chilli sauce, Spicy Red Chilli, Salt, Dextrose, Spices, Smoked Aromas, Aromas, Preservative: E250 Sodium Nitrate, E252 Potassium Nitrate)
N’duja sauce: Pork sausage, Tomato sauce, Herb oil, Pepper, Red Chilli, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Salt, Garlic, Carrot, Red Wine (Sulphites), Sugar
Parmigiano Reggiano: Parmesan Cheese (Milk)
Calories (per portion)
N'duja tortelloni: 378kCal
N'duja sauce: 126kCal
Parmigiano Reggiano: 32kCal