What are paccheri?
Paccheri are a large, short, tubular shaped pasta. Paccheri have its origins in Campania, a region in Southern Italy, and are an essential ingredient in Neapolitan cuisine.
It is said that the Paccheri are so called because when mixed with the sauce, they recall the sound of a slap, a “pacchero” in fact.
Their strong point? The versatility! The Paccheri Di Martino D&G are made with 100% Italian durum wheat and are certified as PGI Gragnano Pasta.
Try oure Recipe Paccheri Clams and Pachino Cherry Tomatoes, a very traditional, simple dish found across Italy.
You can pre-order weekly our Pachino PGI cherry tomatoes, directly coming from Sicily.
Red, round, and intensely fragrant. Crispy outside and soft inside. Pachino tomatoes are an explosion of freshness in your mouth: sweet pulp and savoury at the same time – containing all the flavours of the land where they come from.
The sweet cherry tomatoes in with the clams gives a delicious sweetness. The tomatoes seem to bring out the fresh flavour of the clams and help to keep the pasta moist.
Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the oil, then add the garlic and pepper and cook for just about 1 minute.
Add the cherry Pachino tomatoes and cook for a few minutes or just until the tomatoes begin to soften.
Add the parsley, clams and wine, and cook over medium heat, about 5 minutes.
Shake the pan occasionally. You can choose to remove all of the clams from the shells for serving, or remove most of them and leave just a few on the half shell as a garnish as shown in the photo below.
Drain the pasta, reserving a small cup of pasta water. Add the pasta to the clams and mix well, adding a little of the pasta water if the mixture seems dry.
Serve immediately and Buon Appetito with our Paccheri Clams and Pachino Cherry Tomatoes!