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Trofie with Almond & Aubergine Cream and Toasted Almonds (v.) (gf. avail)

Trofie are a typical Ligurian pasta that are combined in this vibrant, spring- heralding dish with crema di mandorle e melanzane, a beautiful, delicate cream of almonds and aubergine, both grown in the abundant sun and fresh Mediterranean air of Sicilia. In Sicily, almonds blossom in February when the hilltop city of Agrigento (see photos below of the “temple of Concordia” and of the “turkish steps”, both next to Agrigento…just in case you are planning a weekend away soon!) celebrates its Almond Blossom Festival. Almonds symbolise good fortune, and for good reason: in Sicily, the almond tree is a symbol of love and fidelity. And whilst we can’t promise this dish will bring vero amore to your life, eating it certainly seems an auspicious act. The coarse consistency of the partially-crushed almonds, which we have given a scant toasting to coax out their nuttiness, contrasts with the taste of the aubergine and almond cream, resulting in a balanced combination of delicate flavour and a heady, nutty aroma. Close your eyes and imagine al fresco dining on the streets of Sicilia in spring. Bellissimo.

INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Wheat flour, Durum wheat flour, Salt), almonds, aubergines, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, vegetable stock
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Parmesan cheese, toasted almonds

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Trofie with Almond & Aubergine Cream and Toasted Almonds

Grams Calories
Trofie 160g 455kCal
Almond & Aubergine Cream 80g 290kCal
Toasted Almonds 10g 40kCal
Parmesan 10g 25kCal

 Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only. 

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Trofie are a typical Ligurian pasta that are combined in this vibrant, spring- heralding dish with crema di mandorle e melanzane, a beautiful, delicate cream of almonds and aubergine, both grown in the abundant sun and fresh Mediterranean air of Sicilia. In Sicily, almonds blossom in February when the hilltop city of Agrigento (see photos below of the “temple of Concordia” and of the “turkish steps”, both next to Agrigento…just in case you are planning a weekend away soon!) celebrates its Almond Blossom Festival. Almonds symbolise good fortune, and for good reason: in Sicily, the almond tree is a symbol of love and fidelity. And whilst we can’t promise this dish will bring vero amore to your life, eating it certainly seems an auspicious act. The coarse consistency of the partially-crushed almonds, which we have given a scant toasting to coax out their nuttiness, contrasts with the taste of the aubergine and almond cream, resulting in a balanced combination of delicate flavour and a heady, nutty aroma. Close your eyes and imagine al fresco dining on the streets of Sicilia in spring. Bellissimo.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS (allergens in bold): Fresh pasta (Wheat flour, Durum wheat flour, Salt), almonds, aubergines, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, oregano, basil, vegetable stock
GARNISH INGREDIENTS: Parmesan cheese, toasted almonds

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Nutrition

Trofie with Almond & Aubergine Cream and Toasted Almonds

Grams Calories
Trofie 160g 455kCal
Almond & Aubergine Cream 80g 290kCal
Toasted Almonds 10g 40kCal
Parmesan 10g 25kCal

 Please note the above nutritional guidance is based on our estimates only. 

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