Garlicky Littleneck Clams with Fregola
A sweet, superversatile garlic puree is the star of this satisfying dish. In addition to swirling it into the silky broth, chef Michael Psilakis spreads the leftovers on toast in place of butter or folds it into Greek yogurt for a quick dip. Once the garlic puree is made, this dish comes together in minutes.
Fregola with Grilled Red Onions and Pine Nuts
Also known as Italian couscous, fregola is made from semolina flour; grains of the medium variety are about the size of small capers. You can find it at specialty food shops and Italian markets.
Fregola sarda is a wonderfully chewy mini Italian pasta from Sardinia. Because its size is similar to bulgur wheat's, Nancy Silverton uses it in her fun riff on tabbouleh.
Fregola with Blood Oranges and Sicilian Olives
Fregola, sometimes called friulli, is a flour product from Sardinia that is similar to pasta. It resembles lumpy golden pebbles and comes in small, medium and large.
Fregola with Charred Onions and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Sardinian Clams with Fregola
Fregola, sometimes referred to as fregula, is a lumpy, pebble-shaped pasta from Sardinia that is formed by hand and then lightly toasted until golden. Fregola comes in small, medium and large grains and is available at specialty markets or by mail order from Formaggio Kitchen (888-212-3224 or formaggiokitchen.com) or from chefshop.com.
Fregola with Minted Cauliflower
This terrific vegetarian entree features fregola. Mourad Lahlou likes making the dish with seasonal heirloom tomatoes baked in salt; roasted grape tomatoes are a fine substitute.
Shellfish Paella with Fregola
Fregola replaces rice in this Sardinian paella; the chewy, dot-shaped semolina pasta comes from the western part of Sardinia, near Oristano, where more than four centuries of Spanish occupation left Catalan influences that are still prominent today. In another change from the traditional Spanish recipe, this version is made with only seafood (no chorizo).
Fregola (toasted Sardinian pasta) has an appealing texture in this tasty dish, where it's combined with smoky paprika, sesame seeds, coriander and salty feta cheese.
Fregola with Roasted Green Tomatoes, Burrata and Mint
Fregola gets a hearty addition of roasted green tomatoes, burrata and mint in this fresh, satisfying pasta dish.