Our Sardinian specialty pasta, malloreddus, is enhanced with saffron to add a splash of yellow-orange color. For centuries, the island of Sardinia has been known for its saffron and sheep. Customary practices developed where saffron was used to color pale pasta — making it look rich with egg. Local sauces using flavorful sheep milk cheeses and butter highlighted distinct grass flavors varying with each region’s pasture land. A common pairing for this pasta is to serve it with cream sauces, fresh mint and pecorino.
Try it with caramelized zucchini in our new recipe.