Fregula Sarda
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fregula-sarda-pastaThis small and toasted semolina pasta fregula comes to Sardinia from the salty and spicy North African cuisine of "Maghreb." 

Imported by Ligurian navigators from the Tabarka colony through the island of San Pietro, this is one of the few Moorish dishes that became part of Sardianian traditional cuisine. 

Fregula has a nutty flavor that comes from the toasting process, which also allows it to hold up better than many other pastas when cooked.  

Gourmet Sardinia's fregula is toasted twice to give it an even more unique flavor and texture when cooked.  It's handmade by a small family in Sardinia who adhere to the ancient methods to ensure its artisanal quality.

For those who are looking after their health, the Fregula has a special kind of dietary fiber called "resistant starch" that helps maintain blood sugar and improves digestion.  When used cool, the resistant starch doubles - a great reason to use fregula in salads (ref: Health magazine, March 2006).

Like risotto, the fregula will absorb the flavors of whatever you choose to cook it with.  It can be used as a side dish or pasta by boiling, covered with a 1:1 ratio of liquid (water or any broth).  Toss it with your favorite vegetables and herbs.  You can also use it in soups with a 1:2 ratio of pasta to liquid. Add your favorite shellfish or other meat for a light soup.  Serve cold or warm.

Efisio recommends fregula served in soups, as a cold pasta salad, or as a side dish to grilled meats or fish.

The Fregula Sarda pasta comes in 1 lb bags.

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.

Experience Sardinian Cooking from the Masters

If you're looking to experience Sardinian cuisine from the master himself, Arcodoro in Houston, Texas is the place to go.  Treat yourself, treat your family, treat your friends or treat your colleagues.  Arcodoro offers an exclusive menu of great food that's reasonably priced.  Our Wine menu contains a wide variety of wines, including many that have emerged from Sardinia's rich traditions.  Visit today to make your reservation.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Gourmet Sardinia and our line of fine Italian ingredients.  Our staff are available to assist you at any time in order to help you decide what to buy and how to use these fine products.  We can also help you with wholesale and large market orders.

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4408 W 12th Street

Houston, TX 77055



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