All tinned or jarred tomatoes are not created equal, and the delicious jarred tomatoes from Così com’è prove this point rather well. Rich, intense and sweet these packed a full on tomato punch and made a delicious rich pasta sauce in minutes with no need for garlic or onion.
I first came across Così com’è when I went to a cooking class with Sara Danesin and Garofalo pasta earlier in the year. Sara showed us a jar enthusing about how good they were, and how pleased she was that they were coming to the UK later in the year. I was sent a tasting box, with one of each of the 7 varieties in.
Recipe: Simple Pasta with Così com’è Tomatoes
75g pasta – I used Sharpham Park’s spelt
1/2 Jar of Così com’è red datterino tomatoes in juice
1 dsp capers
1 dsp sliced black olives
slither crumbled cheese – I used feta
few basil leaves
Cook the pasta in a large pan of water until al dente. Meanwhile in a small frying pan gently simmer the tomatoes, capers & olives. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Pour the tomato sauce over and add the cheese and basil.
Add cooked rice to the sauce as you make it in place of the pasta.
Così com’è tomatoes will be available later this year from Ocado. Price tbc. For flavour and speed of cooking I am sure they are worth every penny.
Read Katie’s review of the Così com’è yellow tomatoes here.
Thank you to Così com’è for my sample box. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. These are my honest views of the product.
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