Tuscan Pork & Cavolo Nero Ragù with Casarecce
£8.50 – £14.45
This week, as part of our #ItalyAtHome initiative, we’re doing our very best to transport you to Tuscany - from wherever in the UK you might be. In this special dish, we’ve united two staples of la cucina toscana: slow- cooking and cavolo nero, also known as Tuscan kale.
First up, the slow-cooking. Tuscan cooks are renowned throughout the world for their ability to break down cuts of meat into incredibly tender, meat-based sauces. The secret, of course, is not elaborate preparation or an extensive list of ingredients - indeed, these would be anathema to the simple spirit of Tuscan cuisine - but mere time. In honour of this habit, our pork shoulder - the choice cut for this special ragù - is slowly cooked over several hours and pulled apart into glorious shreds of meat.
Second, the cavolo nero. Also known as Tuscan kale, cavolo nero has recently gained attention across the world for its salubrious credentials (it is packed with vitamins) and can now be found in most supermarkets. This variety of kale didn’t used to bask in such stardom, however: for centuries, it was a staple crop of Tuscany’s peasant cuisine, and was widely used in traditional dishes of the region like ribollita, a hearty stew made from bread & cavolo nero.
In any case, we combine our slow-cooked pork shoulder with cavolo nero, whose rich and delicious flavour promises an authentic taste of Tuscany. Serve with fresh casarecce pasta and a scattering of formaggio and bask in centuries-old Tuscan tradition.
(Allergens in BOLD & CAPITALISED)
Durum WHEAT Semola, WHEAT Flour, EGG, Rice Flour
Tuscan Pork & Cavolo Nero Ragù (160g):
Tomato, Pork Shoulder (27%), Water, Onion, Carrot, CELERY, Red Wine (SULPHITES), Cavolo Nero, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Pork Stock (contains CELERY seeds), Salt, Garlic, Sugar, Rosemary, Chicken stock (contains CELERY seeds), Bay Leaf, Thyme, Black Pepper
Italian Grated Cheese (8g):
MILK, Salt, Rennet
Calories per serving: 666kcal
Following nutritional information is per 100g
Of which saturates 2.0g
Of which sugars 1.9g
Regular, Double portion (serves 2)