Mediterranean Favourites

The rich natural flavours of authentic Italian cooking, handed down through the generations

  • The rich natural flavours of authentic Italian home cooking
  • Made with the finest ingredients - Donald Russell's own grass-fed beef, free-range chicken and more
  • Ready cooked or kitchen ready, saving you hours of preparation
  • Code: D2075
  • Price per kg:
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Box Contains:
    • 1 Spaghetti Bolognese, 300g
    • 1 Minestrone Soup, 300g
    • 1Polenta Fritters, in packs of 6, 230g pack
    • 1 Aubergine Parmigiana, 300g
    • 1 Peperonata, 200g

 
£19.75

When Nonna Gagliardi came to stay, she taught our chef her family secrets - and now you too can enjoy them from the comfort of your own home! All carefully prepared to save you the trouble - simply cook from frozen.

Part of our range of authentic Italian dishes, straight out of the family cookbook of 'Nonna' ('Nana') Gagliardi! To find out more about these original family recipes, click here.

 

Cooking Instructions:
 
Spaghetti Bolognese
For best results cook from frozen in the microwave.

Microwave: Based on 800 watt.
Do not pierce the film. Cook until piping hot:

From frozen: 6-8 minutes
From defrosted: 3-4 minutes

Stir before serving.

Oven:
Do not pierce film. Place tray onto a baking tray.
Cook in preheated oven at 180°C / Fan 160°C / Gas 4 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 18-20 minutes

Stir before serving.
Minestrone Soup
Microwave: Based on 800 watt.
Do not pierce the film. Cook until piping hot:

From frozen: 6-8 minutes
From defrosted: 3-4 minutes

Stir before serving.

Oven:
Pierce film and place tray onto a baking tray.
Cook in preheated oven at 200°C/ Fan 180°C/ Gas 6 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 22-25 minutes

Stir before serving.
Please Note: Do not reheat once cooked.

Serving Suggestion:
Add a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle over a little grated Parmigiana Reggiano and fresh basil leaves.
For an even more substantial meal, serve with warm, crusty ciabatta.
Serve hot as either a main course, or as a delicious side dish to grilled or roasted meats.
Aubergine Parmigiana
Remove film and place tray onto a baking tray.
Cook in preheated oven at 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas 6 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 30-35 minutes
From defrosted: 20-25 minutes

Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Please Note: Not suitable for microwave cooking. Do not reheat once cooked.

Servings Suggestion:
Serve hot as either a main course, or as a delicious side dish to grilled or roasted meats.
Peperonata
Microwave: Based on 800 watt.
Pierce the film and cook until piping hot:

From frozen: 6-8 minutes
From defrosted: 3-4 minutes

Stir before serving.

Oven:
Pierce film and place tray onto a baking tray.
Cook in preheated oven at 200°C / Fan 180°C / Gas 6 until piping hot for:

From frozen: 25-30 minutes
From defrosted: 18-20 minutes

Stir before serving.

Please Note: Do not reheat once cooked

Serving Suggestion:
Serve as a main course or as a side dish. Add hot to pasta, or serve traditionally with steamed potatoes.
In summer it is delicious served to accompany grilled meats.
Polenta Fritters
For best results, pan-fry from frozen. Remove product from packaging before cooking.

Pan Fry:
Preheat a little oil in a pan over medium heat.
Pan-fry frozen fritters for 6-8 minutes until crisp. Occasionally turn fritters gently during cooking.

Oven:
Place frozen fritters on a tray lined with baking paper and cook in a preheated oven at 200°C / Fan 190°C / Gas 5 for 18-20 minutes.
For a crispy finish, dot each fritter with a little butter halfway through cooking.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve hot as a side dish with steaks. For restaurant style presentation, top with fillet or rump medallions, and surround with a drizzling of sauce or jus.
Fritters can also be sprinkled with parmesan cheese or fresh chopped herbs.
Ingredients:
 
For allergens, including cereals containing gluten, see ingredients in BOLD CAPITALS.
May contain nuts, peanuts & sesame seeds.

Spaghetti Bolognese
Bolognese sauce (meat (40%) (beef (27%), pork (14%)), tomato, onion, water, red wine, carrots (5%), tomato puree, CELERY, beef glaze (concentrated juice of beef (71%), cornflour, sugar, salt, tomato puree, onion concentrate), modified maize starch, salt, olive oil, garlic, basil, oregano, ground bay, black pepper) cooked spaghetti pasta (durum WHEAT semolina, water).

Minestrone Soup
Vegetables (54%) (potatoes, courgettes, carrots, leeks, celery, cabbage), water, tomatoes (9%), cooked pinto beans (3%), olive oil, beef bouillon (maltodextrin, salt, yeast extract, beef meat extract, sugar, natural flavouring, vegetables (onions, parsnips), sunflower oil, potato starch, spices (garlic, lovage, nutmeg), beef powder, caramelised sugar, natural roasted onion flavouring), modified maize starch, parsley, basil, salt.

Aubergine Parmagiana
Aubergine (37%) (aubergine, sunflower oil), cheese sauce (33%) (cream (MILK), medium fat hard cheese (MILK), water, wheat flour (calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), salt, modified maize starch, lemon juice from concentrate, stabiliser (dried egg white, gelling agent (pectin), sugar), tomato sauce (27%) (tomato, onion, tomato puree, olive oil, modified maize starch, vegetable bouillon (salt, maltodextrin, potato starch, yeast extract, vegetables (onions, parsnip) parsley, sunflower oil, spices (turmeric, lovage, pepper, garlic, mace, nutmeg), lovage extract), brown sugar, basil, butter (MILK), garlic, salt, black pepper), topping (3%) (medium fat hard cheese (MILK)).

Peperonata
Red peppers (22%), yellow peppers (22%), courgettes (20%), aubergines (11%), onions, water, olive oil, vegetable bouillon (salt, maltodextrin, potato starch, yeast extract, vegetables (onions, parsnip, parsley), sunflower oil, spices (turmeric, lovage, pepper, garlic, mace, nutmeg), lovage extract), garlic, modified maize starch, basil, salt, black pepper.

Polenta Fritters
Water, ground maize (25%), potato flakes, potato starch, whey protein (MILK), rapeseed oil, iodised salt (salt, potassium iodide), spice (turmeric).

Nutritional Information
 
(Typical per 100g)

Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Energy: 580kJ / 140kcal
  • Fat: 5g, of which Saturates: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 15.8g, of which Sugars: 2g
  • Fibre: 2.3g
  • Protein: 8.3g
  • Salt: 0.6g

Minestrone Soup
  • Energy: 194kJ / 46kcal
  • Fat: 2g, of which Saturates: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.7g, of which Sugars: 1.7g
  • Fibre: 0.9g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Salt: 0.5g

Aubergine Parmagiana
  • Energy: 894kJ / 219kcal
  • Fat: 19.8g, of which Saturates: 6.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 4g, of which Sugars: 2.8g
  • Fibre: 1.2g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Salt: 0.7g

Peperonata
  • Energy: 251kJ / 59kcal
  • Fat: 3.7g, of which Saturates: 0.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.3g, of which Sugars: 3.8g
  • Fibre: 1.4g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Salt: 0.8g

Polenta Fritters
  • Energy: 503kJ / 120kcal
  • Fat: 1.8g, of which Saturates: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g, of which Sugars: 1.2g
  • Fibre: 2.5g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Salt: 1g

Storage
 

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Storage: Keep frozen at -18°C or below
Defrost: Defrost in refrigerator overnight. Do not re-freeze once defrosted
Shelf life defrosted: Store in refrigerator and use within 24 hours