A new ingredient for a traditional flavour! New to iB Food’s range of traditional sauces is Isolana – a tomato based sauce which is richer in colour and taste than conventional tomato based sauces.
Ideal with all varieties of pasta,particularly Rigatoni and Coralli. The sauce is made from fresh tomatoes,Chef sundried tomatoes, capers, anchoviesand a touch of chilli. It also makes agreat accompaniment to strong flavoured fish such as seared tuna steaks or as an ingredient in a wide range of starters such as bruschetta. For a slightly milder sauce, particularly good when used in starters, Isolana can be mixed with creme fraiche. Isolana can also be mixed with mascarpone to create a mouth-watering dip. In future issues we plan to feature your recipe suggestions – so do send them in. Here we have a couple of simple, yet effective serving suggestions for you to try.
Rigatoni All’ Isolana
A pasta starter blending the tantalising tomato sauce with toasted pine nuts.
Serves 4 as a starter
– 400 g Sugo All’Isolana – 250g Rigatoni Pasta – 25g Pine Nuts Prepare the Rigatoni in salted boiling water until al dente. Toast the pine nuts lightly. Place the Isolana sauce in a frying pan and heat through. Then add I ladle of boiling water to dilute the sauce a little and then simply add pine nuts. Strain the pasta and toss in the sauce.Then serve.
Tonno All’ Isolana
The sauce sets off seared tuna steak beautifully.
For one serving
– 1 Fresh Tuna Steak – 30g Sugo All’Isolana – 20g Creme Fraiche – 100g Steamed Spinach Take one fresh tuna steak, sear and grill. Heat the Isolana sauce with Serve on a bed of freshly steamed baby spinach leaves.