Dried Tomato "Capuliato"
Tomato capuliato is a typical product of Sicilian culinary tradition, particularly from the Ragusa area.This preparation originated as a method of preserving summer tomatoes that were then used throughout the year to season pasta or bread. The term "capuliatu" in Sicilian means "shredded," and this product is obtained precisely from the shredding of dried tomatoes.
"Ciappa" dried tomatoes 99%, extra virgin olive oil
Did you know that it is necessary to rehydrate dried tomatoes before using them? You can do this by soaking it in slightly warmed water with a touch of vinegar for a few minutes. This will not only remove excess salt, but also make the tomato softer.
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History and tradition of "Capuliato" dried tomatoes: the discovery of an ancient and tasty dish
"Capuliato" di Pomodoro Secco is a dish that has its roots in the culinary tradition of Sicily. It is said that the word "capuliato" comes from the Sicilian word "capuliare", or "to crush", in reference to the preparation of dried tomatoes. This ancient dish has been handed down from generation to generation and is a symbol of Sicilian culture. The intense and authentic flavour of the dried tomato makes Capuliato a dish with a strong personality, capable of satisfying the most demanding palates.
What are the health benefits of the dried tomatoes in "Capuliato"?
Thanks to its antioxidant properties, consumption of this ingredient can help prevent cellular ageing and reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Dried tomatoes are also rich in lycopene, a compound that has been shown to protect against cancer. In addition to these benefits, Dried Tomato is also a source of essential vitamins and minerals for our bodies.
A versatile and gourmet condiment: how to use "Capuliato" dried tomatoes to enrich your dishes
"Capuliato" Dried Tomatoes are a gourmet condiment that can be used in many ways to enrich your dishes.
- You can add it to your salads to give them an intense Mediterranean flavour, or use it as a base for sauces and gravies to make your dishes even more delicious
- "Capuliato" can also be spread on toasted bread to create an original and delicious starter