Trofie pasta is a variety of Italian pasta that is produced by combining semolina flour derived from durum wheat, water, and a trace amount of salt. They are easily identifiable by their distinctively elongated and coiled form. This type of pasta is essentially a short, thin spiral pasta shape that is approximately one inch in length. This form is tapered on both ends and has a thicker section in the centre. Trofie pasta is typically made with a dough that does not contain any eggs and is instead made up of water, salt, and either wheat or, traditionally, semolina.
They originated in Liguria, more specifically in the province of Genoa and the town of Sori, and today they are considered a regional delicacy of Eastern Liguria as well as certain regions of Piedmont. When it comes to trofie, its etymology is a little cloudy, but a solid theory for the term of the pasta is rooted in the Ligurian verb strufuggia, which means ‘to rub.’ This means that there are no hidden mysteries when it comes to picturing how this pasta is made.
You may get trofie pasta both in fresh and dry forms, and there are a variety of ways in which it can be seasoned. Trofie pasta with the traditional Genovese pest is what the tradition calls for. However, this pasta is crafted in such a way that it is compatible with any variety of seasonings, particularly if it has the consistency of cream. Even with a little bit of grated Parmigiano cheese and some tomato sauce, trofie can taste wonderful. In fact,.the bite-sized pieces of trofie have a shape that is ideal for being doused in sauce.