Orecchiette, which means ‘small ears’ is a hugely popular durum wheat pasta from the Puglia region of southern Italy. It is often served in a light butter sauce with fresh green peas and a generous grating of cheese. It also works beautifully with a traditional bacon-y Amatriciana meat sauce.
The incorporation of wheat germ, the heart of the grain of wheat, a slow drying process, and high quality durum wheat semolina are the hallmarks of Morelli pasta-making. Most importantly, the rough texture of the pasta allows your pasta sauce to cling to it rather than slipping off. Buon appetito!