La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano - ConchiglioniLa Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano
Producer: La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano
Product: Dried Conchiglioni (large shells) pasta
Region: Gragnano, Campania
La Fabbrica della Pasta di Gragnano is a third-generation pasta business in the picturesque Campanian town of Gragnano. This town is nestled in the heart of the Lattari mountains, between the Gulf of Sorrento and Amalfi coast. This position provides ideal durum wheat growing conditions meaning the town has a long history of pasta making tradition.
Using mountain spring water, the finest durum wheat and a slow drying method La Fabbrica della Pasta produces an ideally textured pasta in a variety of shapes. The perfect example of Calabrian pasta tradition.
Conchiglioni are large seashell shaped pastas used for stuffing and baking. Stuffed pasta dishes are easy to make, a lot of the work can be done ahead of time. Just make a mixture for stuffing, a sauce for topping and grated cheese for baking.
These pasta shells with need to be boiled until just before al dente. The quality of the pasta is evident when stuffing. Quality pasta, cooked correctly, will not break apart easily. Place the stuffed shells in a baking dish, top with your favourite sauce and cheese and bake until golden.
Ingredients: Durum wheat semolina, water