A lot of the recipes I come up with start having some sort of meaning to me. This recipe, originally called Seafood stuffed pasta shells was something I started making years ago. It wasn’t until an experience about two years ago where it became one of my favourites.
I was living with my best friend and her family, friends is not the right word, they are like family now. Anyways I was cooking this recipe for dinner one night and her husband started asking me all these questions about cooking and food and honestly I was getting kind of annoyed, I was thinking to myself “would you just leave me alone so I could cook?” However, the more he started asking the more I realized he wasn’t just trying to be nice, he was sincerely curious in cooking and wanted me to teach him what I could! Up until this moment we had always been friends, but this brought us closer. He took this recipe and totally twisted it into his taco stuffed shells which are REALLY good!
Enough of the back story!
To make my stuffed shells I use large pasta shells, faux crab, shrimp, Alfredo sauce in a jar, salt and pepper and of course cheese.
I start by chopping up all my seafood so that I can stuff it into the shells… Originally I did this by hand but it took a lot of time, so I started using the food processor piece that came with the wand blender I bought.
You want the pieces pretty small as the ‘large shells’ aren’t really that large….
Add the pre made sauce and mix…
Salt and Pepper, and whatever else you like.
Now that the filling is done I threw the pasta into boiling water.
And cooked until finished. For this I undercooked the noodles a bit as I was planning on baking this in the oven covered with sauce.
Drain and rinse with cool water until you can comfortably handle the shells.
Stuff the shells
And fill the baking dish… As you can see. this is the point my camera died and hand to bust out the cell phone.
Now this is where i had a great idea and turned my Seafood Stuffed Pasta Shells into Seafood (sorta) Mac and Cheese, I happened to remember I had recently opened a container of seasoned bread crumbs and had a little bit of butter left over, so after I topped with cheese….
I think I need to work on my plating skills but it tasted pretty damn good!
As you can see I usually don’t cook with recipes unless I’m baking, if you have any questions on making this dish please feel free to leave me a message or comment on here!