Soup of fregula with clams

Soup of fregula with clams. As you know, my partner is Sardinian and the fregula with clams is one of the typical Sardinian cuisine sorority that I love the most. This is a fairly dry soup made with the feature ‘fregula’ SARDA, a durum wheat pasta made with semolina toasted in the form of irregular grains which can be very small, medium or a little’ the biggest (if you have curious to have a look Video preparation of Sardinian fregula I turned into a beautiful Seventh St. Peter's bakery).

Similar to couscous in the use, fregula in this dish is prepared with the clams (in Sardinian soup is called de còcciula), a little onion, garlic and parsley, the dried tomatoes and some fresh tomato season. Very simple, The Sardinian fregula soup with clams, however, has all the taste of the sea and is a simple and tasty dish. I must admit that I like the soup fregula not too soupy, indeed quite dry, but if you can adjust the amount of broth as favorite. If you love Sardinian cuisine, have a look at all my SARDINIAN RECIPES, from seadas to macaroons and my RECIPES WITH SARDINIAN FREGULA. Have a good day.


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  • 1,5 kg of mussels or clams
  • 250 grams of fregula (Media No grossa)
  • a bunch of parsley
  • half a white onion
  • a clove of garlic
  • a small piece of chili pepper (Optional)
  • hot vegetable broth, to taste
  • 8 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4-5 fresh tomatoes (in season)
  • extra virgin olive oil, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Fregula with clams

To prepare the fregula with clams must first, as with all dishes made from clams, bleed seafood. Put the clams in a bowl with lightly salted water for a few hours.

Rinse the clams several times under running water and then put them in a pan with a little extra virgin olive oil and some olive parsley stem. Cook the clams over high heat, blankets, do not open until. As the clams open, remove the pan. I recommend: do not try to force open the clams that remain closed, because they are death and often contain sand. They go throw. Store and filter in a strainer meshed the cooking water of the clams. Remove of the clams from shells, leaving the shell with a dozen that you will use to decorate the dishes (if you hate the shells in dishes you can avoid, but I like to just eat fregula that lurks in whole clams).

In a saucepan, put a clove of garlic, a bit of chilli if you like and the oil extra virgin olive: fry over low heat until the garlic is golden, then remove it and the red pepper. Add the finely chopped onion to the oil and a tablespoon of warm water: sauté for about 5 minutes over low heat, stirring often. Chop dried tomatoes into small pieces and add these to the Pan, then add fregula and roast them for a few minutes as you do with the risotto.

Add to fregula the cooking water of the clams and broth. Bring the cooking fregula: the soup should be quite dry, with a little’ soft but not too soupy. In the last few minutes add the clams fregula, and those with the shell and those without, and the finely chopped parsley. If the tomatoes are in season, you can combine two or three tomatoes private camone type of skin and seeds and cut into strips. It is usually not necessary to adjust the fregula with salt clams, because the flavor of the clams and dried tomatoes is enough, but to be sure try. Serve the fregula with clams in holsters garnishing the dish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive, freshly ground black pepper and a little’ chopped parsley.

THE PAIRING: We recommend a Vermentino di Sardegna Doc produced by Winery Dan. TheDonnikalia sure to satisfy the most demanding palates, with its aromas of almond and fruit and with its dry and fruity. Serve cool at a temperature around 10 degrees.

Sardinian fregola with clams soup

Soup of fregula with clams
Soup of fregula with clams

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Ladfoodie 25 April 2019 at 15:02

What a recipe that I have to try it soon

Ada Parisi 26 April 2019 at 15:35

You will like it! A hug!

The Posh Latin Cook March 4, 2013 at 23:23

This is so fantastic! I can’t wait to try.


fratelli_ai_fornelli 5 March 2013 at 00:17

Try!!! And tell me if you like…

Salt, sugar and cinnamon.. March 4, 2013 at 16:23

Boooona!!! But I, as your companion, I'm biased… 😀

fratelli_ai_fornelli March 4, 2013 at 20:31

EH, but not me, Yet I love it…It will be therefore universally good…!!

(ildeborino) Busy Bee March 4, 2013 at 15:52

Ciao ragazzi, that good fregola! I want to try to do it by myself one day…
Meanwhile, I have an award for you, come and get it!

fratelli_ai_fornelli March 4, 2013 at 20:34

Thanks Deborah!!! We did not know about the custom of these virtual prizes but we are collecting so many thanks for your friendship and kindness. We are overjoyed and award, especially, for your interest…A big Hello Ada

conunpocodizucchero.it March 4, 2013 at 15:45

from Sicily to Sardinia! :-)nice!!!!

fratelli_ai_fornelli March 4, 2013 at 20:31

Yes, island hopping…

Manuela March 4, 2013 at 11:36

even a simple soup you can make it special, Congratulations Ada!!!!

Luisella March 4, 2013 at 11:10

that looks fantastic, should I decide to give it a try =) delicious your Ada un bacione!!!

fratelli_ai_fornelli March 4, 2013 at 11:21

Hi Luisella!!! Try it it's delicious…I am sure that in your hands will come out a fabulous soup….


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