Lorighittas Ring Pasta by Gourmet Sardinia
For people who really want to eat something unique, the Lorighittas is a rarity that’s shaped like a ring and made by hand. The name of this pasta is derived from the word “iron ring” which is something that Sardinians attached to their homes as horse hitches. Like many other things from Sardinia, Lorighittas is made using recipes and methods that have been handed down from generation to generation. Creating this pasta is an intricate process where workers, who undergo years of training before being allowed to craft the pasta on their own, work carefully away for almost an entire day just to produce a pound. The result of their labor is something that’s very attractive and unique in flavor.
The Lorighittas is traditionally prepared for the feat of All Saints and has such strong traditional value to the people of Morgongiori that they have organized promotional campaigns to keep this wonderful pasta in the public eye and they host the Festival of Lorighittas the first week of August where they invite people to try the pasta for free. The event is always massively successful for the people of Morgongiori as they host thousands in their small town.
The Lorighittas delivers a rare and unique texture to any recipe. When you’re considering meals that you might create with the Lorighittas ring pasta, think about using tomato sauces and chicken. If you want to try something more complex, seafood is always a welcome addition.
If you’d like to talk to someone about this pasta, feel free to contact us by filling out our form or calling the store at 713-621-6858.
To cook this pasta you’ll to boil it in salt water until it’s ready. If you need a recipe for your first go with the Lorighittas, try the Lorighittas Virdes (broccoli).