Let's boil conchiglie

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PPrepare a portion of pasta, remembering that when cooking its volume increases twice.


Put conchiglie pasta in boiling salted water (1 liter of water for every 100g of pasta, 1 teaspoon of salt per 2 liters of water). Immediately stir to prevent sticking to the pasta to the pot walls. Depending on the manufacturer, shells cooking time is between 7 and 10 minutes. The exact cooking time can be checked on the packaging. Time start to count from the time of re-boil water. Stir every 3-4 minutes. We do not cover with the pot. We're trying to see if the pasta is al dente - it should be soft but resilient.


When the pasta is cooked, drain off very quickly it colander.


Serve with your favorite sauce and pour olive oil to taste. Conchiglie taste good with thick sauces, which may appear big chunks of the various components.

Bon appétit!