Located between Milan and Torino in northern Italy, Il Mongetto specializes in the simple, direct flavors of the region. This artichoke sauce is the perfect example. Made with hand-trimmed artichokes, anchovies for a briny, umami kick, and a smidge of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and pepper, the flavors marry perfectly with pasta.
Mix some spoonfuls of carciuga—pronounced car-CHOO-gah, with car- for carciofo (Italian for artichoke) and -ciuga for acciuga (Italian for anchovy)—with a drizzle of good olive oil to turn ordinary pasta night into a culinary trek through the Italian countryside. This sauce is just like that.
"Carciuga is my favorite product of yours, I get it every chance I can. Great on just about anything or even just with a spoon right out of the jar. I've added it to deviled eggs, put it in my salad dressing, added it to guacamole, baked potato/potato salad. It is also a great stocking stuffer (which I've been hinted to get more of). I love it!"
Carolyn, Carterville, MO
"I just got my order today and decided to try the Carciuga Artichoke & Anchovy Pasta Sauce. It was astonishing. I LOVE it. I should have bought more. Next time."
Ina, Huntington Woods, MI