Spaghetti With Bottarga
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Spaghetti Is Great Comfort Food

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? It’s such a comforting, satisfying dish! When most people think of spaghetti, noodles in a tomato based sauce with or without meatballs is probably what comes to mind. Although most people think of spaghetti with tomato sauce as a classic Italian dish, tomatoes weren’t part of Italian cuisine until sometime in the 1800s. One of the earliest recipes for pasta with tomato sauce is actually found in a French recipe book from the late 1700s. While the classic spaghetti with tomato sauce and meatballs is absolutely delicious, there are so many more ways to serve this versatile pasta.

 

Try Sardinian Bottarga Spaghetti

One of the most simple ways to prepare spaghetti is tossed with a little extra virgin olive oil, grated parmesan cheese, and seasoned with garlic, salt, and pepper. It’s uncomplicated and delicious; a perfect dinner if you’re short on time. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try our Italian Spaghetti Bottarga Recipe. Bottarga is the salted, pressed and dried roe (eggs) of the grey mullet fish. This is an ingredient where adding just a little bit goes a long way to add a punch of flavor. Bottarga spaghetti is an authentic Sardinian dish that is big on taste and easy to prepare.

Tips For Perfect Pasta

No matter what recipe you are using, there are basic steps to cook pasta for the best results. First, be sure to use a large pot with plenty of water. Once the water starts boiling, there should be enough room in the pot for the noodles to move. If you don’t have plenty of water, your pasta could clump together. Next, be sure to add a good amount of salt to your water; usually about a tablespoon. The salt adds great flavor! Another important tip is to not overcook your noodles. Read what the recommended cooking time is on the package, then check for doneness a minute or two earlier than what it says. Once you toss the hot pasta with a sauce, it will cook for another minute or two, so don’t overcook the noodles. Drain the pasta, and toss the hot noodles with whatever sauce you are using. Don’t just spoon the sauce over the top. Tossing the noodles in the sauce means they will soak up more flavor.

We have more recipes in our cookbook, “Sweet Myrtle and Bitter Honey” that use these, and other fine Sardinian ingredients. We hope you will use them to create authentic Sardinian recipes for your family to enjoy.

Cooking the Sardinian Way

It's important to us that people enjoy food, family, and long healthy lives.  The ingredients found on this site are expertly crafted from the finest that Sardinia, Italy has to offer.  Everything here is selected by Efisio Farris for it's color, flavor, texture, and a wide variety of other qualities including health benefits.  Our ingredients don't include junk fillers that degrade the ability of the food to contribute to your health.  

 

We hope that as you browse the site and read through the cookbook that you'll learn a new way of cooking delightful meals for your guests and family, and that you'll be inspired by Efisio's stories and the history presented here.

Experience Sardinian Cooking from the Masters

If you're looking to experience Sardinian cuisine from the master himself, Arcodoro in Houston, Texas is the place to go.  Treat yourself, treat your family, treat your friends or treat your colleagues.  Arcodoro offers an exclusive menu of great food that's reasonably priced.  Our Wine menu contains a wide variety of wines, including many that have emerged from Sardinia's rich traditions.  Visit Arcodoro.com today to make your reservation.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Gourmet Sardinia and our line of fine Italian ingredients.  Our staff are available to assist you at any time in order to help you decide what to buy and how to use these fine products.  We can also help you with wholesale and large market orders.

You can write to us at :
4408 W 12th Street

Houston, TX 77055

Phone:

713-621-6858


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