Lorighittas Pasta
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Lorighittas

For people who really want to eat something uniquely Sardinian, the Lorighittas pasta is a rare treat! It is meticulously shaped by hand to resemble a twisted ring. Lorighittas hails from the town of Morgoniori, in the western part of Sardinia. The women of Morgongiori have handed the tradition of making this pasta down through generations; preserving a long standing Sardinian tradition. 

 

Lorighittas is a long, thin noodle that is twisted and looped to look like a small ring of rope. The name of this pasta is derived from the Sardinian “Sa Loriga’ “, which is the word for ‘iron ring’. The pasta resembles the iron rings that were once fixed to the walls of the local houses to tether the horses when the men returned from the fields.

Like so many other foods from Sardinia, Lorighittas is made using recipes and methods that have been handed down from generation to generation. Creating this pasta is an intricate that can take years to master. It can take hours - almost an entire work day - to produce one pound of this impressive pasta. The end result is a a pasta that looks attractive on any plate, and has a unique flavor.

The Lorighittas is traditionally prepared for the feat of All Saints (November 1st). This dish 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.

Lorighittas should be cooked in salted, boiling water for approximately 10-12 minutes. It is good with pesto, tomato sauces, or any recipe where one might use shell shaped pasta. Try our recipe for Lorighittas Virdes for a simple, but impressive, pasta dinner.

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.

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