Pomodori sott’olio, or sun-dried tomatoes in oil, is a traditional Italian delicacy that can be found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, a region in southern Italy. This preserved food is made by drying tomatoes under the sun and then preserving them in oil, resulting in a rich and flavorful ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes.

One of the towns in Basilicata where pomodori sott’olio can be found is Matera. This historic city is known for its ancient cave dwellings and is also home to several shops and stores that sell this delicacy. One such store is “Bottega dei Sassi,” located in the heart of Matera, where visitors can find high-quality pomodori sott’olio.

Another commune in Basilicata where this specialty can be found is Potenza. This regional capital offers a range of stores and shops that sell pomodori sott’olio, including “La Bottega del Gusto” and “Antica Salumeria del Centro.” These establishments are known for their selection of preserved foods, including the sun-dried tomatoes in oil.

Pomodori sott’olio can be used in various recipes to add a burst of flavor. One popular recipe is “Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes,” where the tomatoes are sautéed with garlic, chili flakes, and olive oil, then tossed with cooked pasta and topped with grated cheese. Another delicious option is “Bruschetta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes,” where the tomatoes are spread on toasted bread slices and garnished with fresh basil and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Pomodori sott’olio has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for this recognition include the use of locally grown tomatoes, sun-drying them for a specific period, and preserving them in extra virgin olive oil. This ensures that the pomodori sott’olio from Basilicata maintain their authentic taste and quality.

– “Bottega dei Sassi” – www.bottegadeisassi.it
– “La Bottega del Gusto” – www.labottegadelgusto.it
– “Antica Salumeria del Centro” – www.anticasalumeriadelcentro.it