Piccidet’ castelluccese

Piccidet’ castelluccese is a traditional pasta dish from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a type of handmade pasta that is typically served with a rich tomato sauce and grated pecorino cheese. This dish can be found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, including Castelluccio Superiore and Castelluccio Inferiore.

In Castelluccio Superiore, you can find piccidet’ castelluccese at local grocery stores such as Alimentari da Maria and Supermercato del Borgo. These stores offer a variety of local products, including the handmade pasta required for this dish. In Castelluccio Inferiore, you can find it at La Bottega del Gusto, a specialty food shop that focuses on regional delicacies.

To prepare piccidet’ castelluccese, start by making the pasta dough using flour, water, and a pinch of salt. Roll out the dough and cut it into small, irregular shapes. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. In the meantime, prepare a tomato sauce by sautéing garlic and onion in olive oil, then adding crushed tomatoes and simmering until thickened. Toss the cooked pasta in the tomato sauce and serve with a generous sprinkle of grated pecorino cheese.

Piccidet’ castelluccese is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Basilicata. The specifications for this recognition include the use of durum wheat semolina, water, and salt for the pasta dough, as well as the use of local tomatoes and pecorino cheese for the sauce. The pasta should be handmade and cut into irregular shapes, giving it a rustic appearance. This traditional dish showcases the flavors and culinary traditions of Basilicata.

Sources:
– “Piccidet’ castelluccese: la ricetta originale” – www.gustobasilicata.it
– “Piccidet’ castelluccese” – www.basilicataturistica.it