Macaroni, Tomato & Pecorino Sardo Maturo Fonduta
by Chef Dan Kish


The high concentration of nutraceutical compounds such as polyunsaturated fatty acids of the omega-3 series and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) are typical characteristics of Pecorino Sardo P.D.O., as well as other P.D.O. cheeses of the island. The extensive use of high quality pasture grass to feed the animals has helped to preserve the ancient and high nutritional value of our island products, which is what continues to make them so special still today.

This recipe is produced in partnership with 3 Pecorini and FOH.


COMPONENTS


TOMATO FONDUTA

(makes 1k batch)

INGREDIENTS

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil   30 g
  • Onions, minced  110 g
  • Garlic, minced 10 g
  • White Wine  45 g
  • Organic Tomatoes, diced  675  g
  • Salt, Kosher   15   g
  • Pecorino Sardo, Maturo  115  g

METHOD

  1. Saute the onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent, do not brown.
  2. Add white wine, reduce by half.
  3. Add diced tomatoes, cook for 30 minutes uncovered, over low heat.
  4. When ready to serve, Heat the cooked tomatoes, then add the Pecorino Sardo Maturo ,and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.

MACARONI

(to serve 1)

INGREDIENTS

  • Macaroni, Campagnelli, cooked  200  g
  • Butter, unsalted  15 g
  • Water, from cooking the pasta  30 g
  • Salt, Kosher 3 g
  • Black Pepper, fresh ground  1 g

  METHOD

  1. For the Macaroni, heat the butter, water, salt, and pepper to a boil. Add Campagnelle pasta, and toss to coat evenly, and to reheat the pasta
  2. Serve Macaroni over the Tomato Fonduta, with Basil pesto and additional Grated Pecorino Sardo Maturo.



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