“Salsa” di mele, Cipolline o zucca

“Salsa” di mele, Cipolline o zucca is a traditional sauce from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a versatile sauce that can be made with apples, small onions (cipolline), or pumpkin. This sauce is commonly found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, including Matera, Potenza, and Melfi.

In Matera, you can find this sauce at local specialty stores such as La Bottega dei Sapori or La Cucina di Nonna Rosa. In Potenza, you can find it at La Dispensa del Gusto or Il Mercato di Potenza. In Melfi, you can find it at Il Forno di Melfi or La Bottega del Gusto.

One popular recipe using this sauce is “Pasta con la Salsa di Mele.” To make this dish, cook your favorite pasta according to the package instructions. In a separate pan, heat the sauce and add cooked bacon or pancetta for extra flavor. Toss the cooked pasta in the sauce and serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Another delicious recipe is “Pollo alla Salsa di Zucca.” Start by marinating chicken pieces in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, and herbs. In a separate pan, cook the chicken until golden brown. Then, add the pumpkin sauce and simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Serve with roasted vegetables or a side of rice.

The “Salsa” di mele, Cipolline o zucca has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Products) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and quality. The specifications for this sauce include using locally sourced ingredients, traditional cooking techniques, and adherence to specific recipes.

Sources:
– La Bottega dei Sapori: www.labottegadeisapori.it
– La Cucina di Nonna Rosa: www.lacucinadinonnarosa.it
– La Dispensa del Gusto: www.ladispensadelgusto.it
– Il Mercato di Potenza: www.ilmercatodipotenza.it
– Il Forno di Melfi: www.ilfornodimelfi.it
– La Bottega del Gusto: www.labottegadelgusto.it