Tortellini are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). They are typically stuffed with a mix of meat or cheese. Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually served in some sort of sauce or broth, either beef, chicken, or both.
I am delighted to be teaming up with the guys at Manor Farm, the home of Irish Chicken. Carton Bros is the name of the company that produce Manor Farm chicken. It is one of the oldest family companies in the country and dates back to 1775 when it was trading in the Dublin Markets.
This recipe uses their gorgeous chicken mince. Back in my days of long hours working in kitchens, we used to blend up chicken to get the same result, so the chicken mince saves you so much time. It’s a very versatile healthy product so don’t be afraid to experiment with it. For more info on it click here