Orecchiette pasta alla Pugliese

01 September 2010 Published in Puglia Recipes
 Making orecchiette pasta Making orecchiette pasta

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Le orecchiette

Orecchiette alla Pugliese pasta 'ears' traditional recipe from Puglia. Easy and delicious! The video above is of the local women of old Bari, or Bari Vecchia, making their own orecchiette in a setting which must have seen much of the same for centuries.  

ingredients

500g of orecchiette (ear shaped) pasta ideally fresh, 2 green peppers, 200g of tomato pulp, bunch of fresh basil, olive oil, grated pecorino cheese, salt, pepper, dried hot pepper to taste.

making it

Slice the pepper thinly and fry in a pan for 10 minutes with the olive oil.

Add the tomato, basil, salt, pepper and cook for 5 minutes.

Prepare the pasta until it is 'al dente'.

Drain and thrown it into the pan with the other ingredients.

Mix with the pecorino cheese and serve immediately

Additional Info

  • Conversion Table: 1 lb (16oz) = 450 gr; 1/2 lb (8oz) = 225gr 1oz = 25gr; 1kg = 2lb 3oz; 500gr = 1lb 3oz; 250gr = 9oz; 100gr = 3.5oz; 1 teaspoon = 0.33 fl oz; 1 cup = 0.5 pints (8fl oz); 1 litre = 35 fl oz