Orecchiette is a small, ear-shaped pasta. In Italian, it comes from the word orecchio or ear. A traditional pasta from the Puglia region of southern Italy, it is often made by quickly pressing one’s thumb over a small ball of pasta dough. By doing this, the pasta maintains two distinctive textures, soft in the middle and a chewy outside. Orecchiette can be found in many classic Italian dishes, served with savory sauces.
How to Cook Orecchiette
Bring 4-5 quarts of salted water to a boil. Gently add orecchiette pasta and stir for 1 minute. Lightly boil for 8-10 minutes or until “al dente.” Drain and serve with your favorite homemade sauce.
An Artisanal Process
This orecchiette pasta is made from 100% semolina flour and water. The pasta is dried for a period of 24 to 36 hours. This longer drying period results in a superior quality and texture. The pasta is hand stirred to ensure even drying. All dry pasta is carefully inspected to ensure that only the best quality product makes it to your plate.
Our Artisanal Pastas In A Nutshell
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Conventional Pastas vs. Artisanal Pastas
The last box of conventional pasta (or dry pasta) you picked off your pantry probably held shiny, golden colored noodles that were smooth in texture. When cooking pasta dishes, you actually want the opposite! Artisanal pastas are extruded through a bronze die and made with a super-coarse grind of durum wheat, which allows the pasta to dry more slowly and at a lower temperature than conventional pastas. This process makes artisanal pastas chalkier in color and rougher in texture which results in a richer-tasting, chewier-textured pasta that easily clings to sauces of all sorts. Bon appetit!
Ratings & Reviews
PERFECT SO FARlynn, Santa Barbara, CA
We've developed a liking for these pastas. This is particularly nice for pasta salads.PJ, Richland, MI
I can never find Orecchiette in my local store. It's nice to know I can always depend on Nuts.com to have all types of noodles & pasta. Everything I buy is always fresh.PATRICIA, Oaklyn, NJ
I love the orecchiette. It's such a fun shape and holds sauce well. This pasta tastes good plain too. It's great quality product.Teresa, Tacoma, WA
Durum Wheat Semolina, Niacin, Ferrous Sulphate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid. Contains: Wheat. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 56g (~2 oz.)
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|Calories from Fat||5|
Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is not needed.
Country of origin: United States