Radiatori - these small, squat pieces of pasta - have a much-disputed origin story. Whilst there are some who believe these pasta were first created in Italy in the interwar years, there are those who claim that in fact they were designed in the 1960s and modelled on the radiator grill of the famous Bugatti motor car. But, whatever the context of their conception, radiatori are undeniably industrial in their appearance, with deep grooves and a straight, central ‘pipe’ that runs the length of each piece they certainly resemble these traditional heating fixtures. It is these design features that make radiatori the perfect pasta to serve with our delicious basil pesto, this vibrant green sauce becomes lodged on its ridges, coating each piece completely.
Whilst the pasta we’ve chosen for this dish seems relatively modern, our accompanying pesto has far deeper roots in Italian culinary culture. Our basil pesto is a Ligurian classic and perfectly demonstrates the joys of cooking with only a few simple, fresh ingredients. The vibrant green colour comes from the fresh basil we use and this flavour is complemented by the mild sweetness of the pine nuts. This velvety pesto is the perfect match for our chunky radiatori.
Note: Please consume or freeze our pasta and sauces within 2 days of delivery.
- Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Salt the water (around ½tbsp per litre).
- Cook the pasta in the boiling water for 3 minutes.
- Whilst the pasta cooks, put the pesto in a large bowl. Take care to ensure you squeeze all the sauce from the pouch. Add 2 tbsp (30ml) of the boiling cooking water to the pesto and mix together.
- Lift the pasta out of the water and transfer to the pesto. Toss gently to coat.
- Sprinkle over the Italian cheese. Serve immediately. Buon appetito!
Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED:
Durum WHEAT Semolina, WHEAT flour, Water, Beetroot Powder, Rice Flour
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Basil (27%), Pine Nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano PDO Cheese (MILK, Salt, Animal Rennet), Pecorino Cheese (MILK, Salt, Animal Rennet), Garlic, Salt, Black Pepper
MILK, Salt, Rennet (Microbial Coagulant), EGG Lysozyme
In addition to the recipe-specific allergen information provided, Pasta Evangelists handles all 14 allergens prescribed in legislation. Whilst we have implemented and maintain safety practices and take all reasonable precautions to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products will not contain traces of these allergens.
Calories per serving: 899kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g:
- Energy 1397kJ
- Calories 335kcal
- Fat 15.2g
- Of which saturates 3.8g
- Carbohydrates 38.5g
- Of which sugars 2.5g
- Protein 10.8g
- Salt 0.7g