Spaghettini with Yellow Tomatoes & Colatura

This recipe comes from Gragnano, the Pasta capital of the world. The day Sergio, from Pastificio Faella gave it to us, we ran home to try it. This pasta is extraordinary. It is a creamy marriage of distinct ingredients.

Serves 4-5


1 package of Spaghettini
1 garlic clove, finely minced
9 spoonfuls of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 spoonfuls of Colatura
1 bunch parsley, chopped
1 jar of Yellow Tomatoes
1/2 cup of grated pecorino


1. Boil water for the pasta, it should remain unsalted
2. Prepare the sauce in a bowl by mixing the oil, colatura, garlic, and parsley
3. When the spaghettini are cooked perfectly “al dente,” drain and add the pasta to the sauce
4. Add the tomatoes and mix
5. Add the pecorino and mix very well

6 Comments Add yours

  1. karl says:

    have made this for years…..sometimes with red tomatoes….and sometimes with cilantro, not regular flat parsley……and sometimes with anchovies proper & not the colatura……and sometimes with cacio di roma or parmesan, but the garum does the trick…….everytime……….delicious!……..

  2. Ciao Karl! Grazie mille. Yes! Delicious every time. Those are great variations.

  3. Joanna French says:

    Absolutely delicious! Glad I ordered the yellow tomatoes and Coloratura. Will make this often.

  4. Rainer says:

    Aside from a Howlin’ Wolf song, what is a spoonful? That could be a teaspoon or a tablespoon or even something else.

    1. Rich says:

      Cooking is not a science it’s an Art…there are some exceptions making a Bernaise sauce or baking items ie: soufflé…etc. Cooking in our Sicilian family goes back many generations and I’ve acquired techniques by watching family. A spoonful will depend on how many servings, if you prefer pasta well dressed or drier…Same goes for making homemade pasta . You have a basic idea of quantity of durum wheat to use as well as water, and need to adjust as you mix and knead the dough…hope this helps…Saluti ! Futtitinni…

  5. Maria says:

    I just made this pasta dish, it is absolutely delicious!

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