Mamma Contaldo’s ricotta dumplings (ndundari con salsa di pomodoro e basilico)

Season 1 1067 Last Update: Sep 18, 2019 Created: Sep 13, 2019
Mamma Contaldo’s ricotta dumplings (ndundari con salsa di pomodoro e basilico)
  • Serves: 4 People
  • Prepare Time: 25 min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min
  • Calories: -
  • Difficulty: Medium
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This is one of my favourite recipes from home. These little dumplings with tomato and basil sauce are traditionally made in my home village of Minori on the feast day of the town's patron saint. When I return to Minori, it pleases me to see this now on the menus of the best restaurants, so that not only locals but also tourists can enjoy this simple, but truly delicious dish.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, ricotta, egg yolks, parmesan, nutmeg and a pinch of salt and pepper together to form a soft, moist dough.
  2. Place on a floured work surface and knead for 3-5 minutes.
  3. With your hands, roll the dough into a long, thin sausage shape and then cut it at right angles into rectangular shapes about 2 cm long.
  4. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil and add the dumplings. Wait until they rise to the surface again, then lower the heat and simmer for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Place the tomatoes and basil in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the garlic and chilli. When the garlic begins to change colour, remove the pan from the heat and add the tomato mixture.
  7. Replace on the heat and cook gently for 4 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling.
  8. Drain the dumplings with a slotted spoon and add to the tomato sauce. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately.

Mamma Contaldo’s ricotta dumplings (ndundari con salsa di pomodoro e basilico)



  • Serves: 4 People
  • Prepare Time: 25 min
  • Cooking Time: 10 min
  • Calories: -
  • Difficulty: Medium

This is one of my favourite recipes from home. These little dumplings with tomato and basil sauce are traditionally made in my home village of Minori on the feast day of the town's patron saint. When I return to Minori, it pleases me to see this now on the menus of the best restaurants, so that not only locals but also tourists can enjoy this simple, but truly delicious dish.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, ricotta, egg yolks, parmesan, nutmeg and a pinch of salt and pepper together to form a soft, moist dough.
  2. Place on a floured work surface and knead for 3-5 minutes.
  3. With your hands, roll the dough into a long, thin sausage shape and then cut it at right angles into rectangular shapes about 2 cm long.
  4. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil and add the dumplings. Wait until they rise to the surface again, then lower the heat and simmer for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, make the sauce. Place the tomatoes and basil in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large pan and add the garlic and chilli. When the garlic begins to change colour, remove the pan from the heat and add the tomato mixture.
  7. Replace on the heat and cook gently for 4 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling.
  8. Drain the dumplings with a slotted spoon and add to the tomato sauce. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately.

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