RECIPES

Sardinian fregola with seafood

Fregola, a type of pasta formed into small balls, is a speciality of Sardinia. Here it is cooked with a cornucopia of seafood in a rich sauce.

Ingredients

For the stewed squid

For the fregola

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
  • ½ red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 110g/4oz fregola
  • 300ml/11fl oz fish stock
  • 125g/4½oz clams
  • 175g/6oz mussels
  • 60ml tomato sauce
  • 60g/2¼oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • small bunch basil, leaves only
  • 125g/4¼oz shrimps
  • 2 small red mullet fillets
  • 2 scallops, cleaned
  • 1 tsp chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp tarragon, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper