This sauce, although not strictly traditional, combines the classic ingredients of several regions of Italy: Calabria and Campania in the south and Lombardia in the north. Calabrian ‘nduja sausage, citrus celebrated in Campania, and mascarpone originating in Lombardia come together in this irresistible dish. The spicy and soft ‘nduja sausage forms the perfect base for this sauce, whilst the generous quotient of lemon juice evokes sunny Amalfi in Campania, adding zesty brightness to complement the hot richness of the ‘nduja. In stirring through a few spoonfuls of mascarpone, our chefs also temper the heat of the chilli-flecked ‘nduja and add a sumptuous richness. And whilst you may be most familiar with mascarpone from its appearance in the classic tiramisu, we promise it is also found in savoury dishes, and has transcended its local origins in Lombardia and ensconced itself in the gastronomic heart of all Italy.
We selected fettuccine to pair with this dish as meat sauces are traditionally served with long strand pasta. This sauce, with the warmth of the ‘nduja complemented by the acidity of the lemon and the creaminess of the mascarpone, is designed to cling to long strands of fettuccine. We top this dish, as we do many of our other dishes, with a dusting of finely grated Italian cheese. We hope you, too, just like us, will find the fusion of these three regions an enticing proposition...
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