There is no doubt about it, Italian food is one of my favourites.
We usually have pasta once a week these days. In the past it used to be once a day, but not so at the moment. As a result there are times when I think about what pasta dish we might have. Quite often we got for the family favourites of pasta (with ragù or carbonara) but I have been thinking lately about cannelloni. I have fond memories of my mother making this dish so I thought that this would be a great opportunity to use the doppio concentrato di pomodori that I received to review.
Now I love a good rich tomato sauce when I am cooking pasta and this was no exception. I used some tomato passata and then added one of these portions of tomato puree to the pan.
This boiled away on a low heat for more than an hour.
The pasta hailed from Italy.
It is a reasonably labour intensive dish when you take into consideration stuffing the cannelloni with the ricotta and spinach mixture. I had bought some unwashed spinach which I cooked until it had wilted in three batches and then waited for it to cool before I squeezed the water out and then added ricotta and a beaten egg.
After assembly it cooked in the oven for about 30 minutes.
My cannelloni was covered in a rich tomato sauce and this dish did satisfy this particular pasta craving.
Note: Cirio coupelles are available in Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and leading independent retailers nationwide for just £1.20 RRP per pack of 4.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free sample in exchange for a review. This is my honest opinion.