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De Rica Premium Tomato Products Coming to U.S. Stores this Year


Recently, I received samples of delicious tomato products from De Rica to celebrate their launch in U.S. Stores this year.  Their products are made using premium ingredients and the flavor and aroma remind me of sauces my grandmother use to make, when I was a little girl. 

Check out their delicious meatballs with tomato sauce recipe below.


De Rica premium Italian tomato products, celebrated by chefs and food lovers throughout Europe for their authentic Italian flavor, color and aroma, are coming to grocery shelves throughout the United States this year.
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Monini North America Inc., the exclusive importer, will offer 10 DeRica products in organic and traditional formats: double concentrated tomato paste; strained, diced, finely chopped and peeled tomatoes; and pizza sauce with spices. The strained tomatoes already have begun to appear in selected Foodtown, Garden of Eden, Morton Williams, Key Food and Fairway stores.
De Rica has been making tomato products for nearly 50 years from just-picked Italian tomatoes sourced exclusively from Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro, a cooperative of 370 farms that is the largest tomato processing group in Italy and third largest in Europe.

De Rica selects only the finest tomatoes – the top 1% of the cooperative’s total output – based on flavor, color and aroma. The tomatoes are harvested at their peak goodness within 30 miles of the De Rica plant, where they are immediately processed using an all-natural, environmentally friendly, steam-peeling process that has been used in Italy for centuries.

De Rica offers several favorite recipes on its website that showcase its products, including pasta e fagioli soup, which incorporates De Rica strained organic tomatoes; goulash with tomato sauce, with finely chopped organic tomatoes; and rice timballo with tomato, with De Rica finely chopped tomatoes.

De Rica tomato products have occupied a cherished place in Italy’s kitchens since 1963,” said Marco Petrini, Monini North America Inc. president. “Now America’s cooks can experience the difference De Rica tomato products make in their favorite recipes. De Rica has no equal for quality and wholesomeness.”

Monini North America Inc., based in Shelton, Connecticut, is the exclusive importer and distributor of Monini Olive Oil, La Molisana Pasta and Pellini Espresso Coffee, all leading 
Italian specialty brands.


Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

INGREDIENTS (PORTIONS: 4) 
24.7 ounces Strained Tomatoes 
2 Cloves of garlic 
3 or 4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil to taste 
Minced parsley to taste 
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle over the meatballs to taste 
Salt and pepper 
1/2 glass Water 
1 Clove of garlic 
1 Egg 
1 sprig Fresh parsley 
7.05 ounces Ground beef 
7.05 ounces Ground veal 
1.76 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese to taste 
Salt and pepper 
1 piece Stale country bread (about 3.5 ounces) to taste 
Water for soaking the bread 

PREPARATION 

Place the stale bread in a bowl with water, then squeeze out the water and crumble. Add the ground meats, bread, parmesan cheese, minced parsley and egg, flavor with salt and pepper and mix well. 

Form meatballs with your hands. They should be about 2 inches. 

Prepare the sauce. 
Lightly brown the two garlic cloves in oil. Add the De Rica Strained Tomatoes and half a glass of water and cook for about 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add the meatballs and let them release their flavors for a few minutes. Simmer at low heat, stirring gently, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the meatballs are soft (about 15 minutes). Place the meatballs on the plate, add a few tablespoons of sauce, grated parmesan cheese and minced parsley. 
© 2019 Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro Soc.Agr.Coop. C.F. e P.IVA e Reg. Imprese: 00325250199 - R.E.A. CR 98044



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