Modern Italian food brand, Crosta & Mollica makes a move into oven ready meals, with its new Al Forno range. Directly translated to ‘oven baked’, the range, Al Forno, encapsulates the intensely rich flavours developed when a dish has been baked in an oven over a long period of time. Featuring Italian staples including Lasagne al Ragù and Aubergine Parmigiana, Crosta & Mollica’s new four-strong range will be rolling out into Ocado on 28th September 2022, RRP from £5.00.
Crosta & Mollica prides itself on delivering restaurant quality experiences within the home, using simple, natural ingredients and now boosts its offering with the new range, Al Forno. Entering the prepared meal market, the range offers authentic recipes with rich Italians flavours, with only minimal preparation required. Served in recyclable packaging, the range includes:
LASAGNE AL RAGÙ
Traditional Italian Lasagne made in authentic Bolognese fashion. Starting with an aromatic sofrito base and red wine, the beef and pork ragù is slow-cooked and then layered between fresh, free range egg pasta with creamy besciamella sauce, ﬁnished with a sprinkle of 18-month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano. Oven-bake for 35-40 mins. RRP £5.00, 400g, serves one
Enjoy this Southern Italian staple, made up of layers of delicately fried aubergine, ﬁor di latte mozzarella and rich, slow-cooked tomato sauce, ﬁnished with a ﬁnal ﬂourish of aged Italian cheese and a fresh basil leaf. Suitable for vegetarians. Oven-bake for 35-40 mins. RRP £5.00, 400g, serves one.
LASAGNE ALLE VERDURE
Showcasing sun-ripened, fresh Italian vegetables – aubergines, courgettes, peppers and tomatoes – this light, simple lasagne is made up of layers of grilled vegetables between sheets of fresh pasta, besciamella and tomato sauce, ﬁnished with a sprinkling of aged Italian cheese. Suitable for vegetarians. Oven-bake for 35-40 mins. RRP £5.00, 400g, serves one.
LINGUINE ALLA PESCATORA
Inspired by Italy’s love of fresh seafood, this pasta dish combines octopus, squid, prawn, and mussels in a rich tomato passata, simmered in white wine and parsley, combined with nests of linguine. Imagine yourself on a boat off the Amalﬁ Coast or in a restaurant overlooking the glistening blue sea – this dish will take you there. Pan-cook for 7 mins. RRP £6.00, 550g, serves two as a starter, or one as a main.