Tomato Sauce with Sweet Peppers from Masseria Mirogallo
Basilicata is famous for its red peppers, which are slow cooked in the tomato passata to create a smoky rich sauce ideal to serve on fettuccine and wide pasta such as pappardelle.
Heat in a saucepan for at least 4 minutes. Drain pasta before it is al dente, mix with the sauce over high flame and serve immediately. This tomato sauce is traditionally served topped with Pecorino cheese. You may also try toasted bread crumbs, chopped parsley or basil for a new twist. This sauce is also perfect to use when making lasagne, vegetable stews and baked casseroles.
About the Producer:
Since the 1800s, one of the largest farms in Lucana Valley of Basilicata, Italy has been owned by the Mirogallo family, who specializes in the cultivation and preservation of heirloom varieties of fruit and vegetables from which they hand-make very high quality pantry products. The Mirogallo brothers are quick to point out that everything they put in a jar comes from their fields, and that the only preservatives they use are vinegar and salt. Every summer, the Mirogallo farm is bustling with many farm-workers hand harvesting perfectly sun-ripe fruit and vegetables. Inside the old white washed farm building, a state-of-the-art kitchen transforms the bounty of every day into a wide array of jars of all color and sizes.
- Masseria Mirogallo
- 10 ounces