Fregula (also fregola) is a type of pasta from the Italian island of Sardinia that is similar to what is internationally called Israeli couscous. It comes in varying sizes, but typically consists of semolina dough that has been rolled into balls 2-3 mm in diameter and toasted in an oven. A typical preparation is to simmer it in a tomato-based sauce with clams. This food is typical of the southwestern part of Sardinia, and was imported by Ligurian immigrants coming from the Genoese colony of Tabarka in Tunisia/North Africa.
If you ever go to Sardinia you got to try this… It is so tasty! I prefer the more liquid soupy version… Served in a terra cotta pot with clams… Omg.. When I get there that’s the first thing I’m going to order