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Orecchiotte Stuffed with White Beans & Basil

Orecchiotte Stuffed with White Beans & Basil

Recipe by Julie Le Clerc

Orecchiotte Stuffed with White Beans & Basil

Serves 6, as a starter

18 La Genuina orecchiotte
Extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
690g bottle Sabato organic tomato passata
2 cloves garlic, chopped
660g jar El Navarrico white beans , rinsed and drained
3 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons Pinoli pine nuts , toasted
Fresh basil leaves, to garnish

Fill a saucepan with plenty of salted boiling water. Add orecchiotte and turn the heat down so the water is just simmering. Gently poach the pasta in this way for 10 minutes or until softened but still holding their shape. Gently drain well taking care to not break the orecchiotte.

Preheat oven to 190°C. Lightly oil a large ovenproof dish. Spread tomato passata over the base of the dish.

To make the filling, place garlic and white beans in the bowl of a food processor. Process to puree. Add 3 tablespoons EVO and 2 tablespoons cold water and pulse to combine. Add basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Pulse to combine.

Spoon filling into prepared orecchiotte and place onto the passata in the dish.

Cover with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes or until hot. Finish with an extra drizzle of EVO. Garnish with pine nuts and basil and serve immediately.

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  • El Navarrico Large White Beans

    El Navarrico Large White Beans


    Large Spanish butter beans with a wonderfully buttery flavour and a smooth, melt-in-the-mouth texture. Use in salads, soups, stews and braises.

    Also available in a  2.5kg tin.

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  • La Genuina Orecchiotte Semola (to Stuff)

    La Genuina Orecchiotte Semola (to stuff)


    Italian for "Big ear", these pasta shells are hand-made in Puglia, Southern Italy.

    Simmer in hot, not boiling, water for 10 minutes. Stuff with your favourite filling, surround with a Sabato pasta sauce, cover and cook in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.

    Bag contains approximately 60 pasta shells.

    La Genuina Orecchiotte are similar in shape to lumaconi and can be used interchangeably.

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    $27.50
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  • Pinoli Pine Nuts

    Pinoli Pine Nuts


    Premium Pinoli pine nuts from Marlborough, New Zealand. These pine nuts are distinctively long, ivory-coloured and with a satiny surface and a crisp bite, a key characteristic of fresh pine nuts. Pinoli pine nuts are nutritious and very versatile, due to their subtle flavour, which intensifies when dry-toasted.

    Toss through pasta, grains or salads. Delicious in meat stuffing or rubs.

    Dairy and gluten-free. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

    Also available in a 500g bag and a 200g bag

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  • Sabato Tomato Passata Organic

    Sabato Tomato Passata ~ Organic


    The organic Sabato tomato passata is made with fresh organic ingredients. It comprises of a lightly cooked blend of southern Italian fresh tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil. This can be added to many recipes that call for tomato.

    Dairy and Gluten-Free.

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