Rustichella d’Abruzzo Calamarata is named after the calamari (Italian for ‘squid’) and looks like their rings. It is produced on Saturdays because the drying process needs to last 40 hours. The classic recipe is with seafood, extra virgin olive oil and parsley.
Cooking time: 12-14 minutes
Rustichella D’Abruzzo history began in 1924. Today Gianluigi and Stefania Peduzzi proudly continue their grandfather’s Abruzzan tradition using only top quality durum wheat semolina, bronze dies and pure mountain water to achieve that perfect texture and taste that made Rustichella D’Abruzzo the most recognized premium pasta, used by top chefs and available in delicatessen shops all over the world.
The drying process is carried out slowly at low temperatures, sometimes for as long as 50 hours at around 35/40 degrees, unlike industrial pasta where drying is carried out at 90 degrees for 4/5 hours.