Fregola with Scampi
Fregola is a type of pasta that originates from Sardinia, Italy, and is made from semolina flour and water. Here’s a simple recipe for Sardinian-style fregola:
- 1 lb. fregola
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1 can (28 oz) of crushed tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 yellow squash, diced
- 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Fresh parsley leaves, chopped (for garnish)
- In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add the onion, garlic, red bell pepper, and yellow squash, and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the wine and let it reduce for 2 minutes.
- Stir in the crushed tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
- Cook the fregola in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente, about 10-12 minutes.
- Drain the fregola and add it to the saucepan with the tomato sauce.
- Stir in the grated pecorino romano cheese and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the fregola is well coated with the sauce.
- Serve hot, garnished with chopped parsley.
Enjoy your delicious Sardinian-style fregola!