Fregola Tostata is a Sardinian speciality pasta, shaped like little balls. It is handmade from coarse semolina and then toasted to give a delightfully nutty taste. It is similar to couscous in that both are fine beads of semolina pasta. However couscous lacks the nutty flavour of fregola (from the light toasting). And it is this toasting which helps Fregola to remain perfectly ‘al dente' when cooked. Fregola is delicious when added to soups and casseroles but it can also be cooked separately (the same way as you would cook couscous) and added to a salad or eaten with seafood.
Durum wheat semolina.