Malloreddus alla Campidanese is a gnocco shaped pasta served with a sausage, tomato and saffron sauce, typical of the central and southern areas of Sardinian island. Like many of the dishes of this region, it is a poor’s man dish, but saffron make the difference giving to the sauce an unmistakable flavor.
Fragrant, precious, colorful: saffron with an unmistakable taste and aroma. It is not easy to trace its origins, but there are several references in history; the first word from which the name seems to derive is zarparān, a Persian term that indicates something "with golden stigmas", followed by the Arabic asfar (yellow): in short, in any case, we speak of gold, intense yellow, the bright color that distinguishes the spice. The stigmas, however, are red, and the flowers a beautiful shade of purple.
Malloreddu Campidanese sauce