On our boat, Britican, it seems that our favourite thing to talk about is food.
We anxiously look forward to our next meal and discuss a variety of possibilities. While in Marzamemi, Sicily we thought what better than to have some stuffed pasta shells. We always see cheese everywhere we go so the chances of having fresh ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan seemed like a logical choice.
Simon and I set off for the market that proved to be a little more difficult than we thought. Read my Britican Galley article/recipe on Pasta Sauce – Britican Style, for the full story. We either could not understand directions, or there was no market where they said it would be. Not sure what to do, we decided to drive to a new town to better our chances.
While in the supermarket a worker walked past me with a whole tray of fresh ricotta cheese
I thought now thats what I’m talking about! I followed the worker like a bear to honey. Not being able to speak Italian I just pointed and put up one finger indicating one of those lovely ricotta tubs please. As she passed the goods along to me the feeling of warmth passed through my fingers. Omg… the cheese was that fresh, they had just made it.
Next items were mozzarella and parmesan
I thought if someone walks past me again with fresh cheese I’m gonna just play the lottery. Well my little dream didn’t come true but they did have a large assortment of different kinds of cheese to choose from. I just felt so happy and carefree knowing our bellies would be filled with all the happiness this fresh food would bring to us.
As we left the market I asked Simon to stop at a road side stand to purchase a few onions, garlic and zucchini to be added to the cheese mixture. It didn’t take long to find what i was looking for!! We scored! We got so many fresh veggies for not only the stuffed shells but also the homemade sauce I was making to accompany it.
I freaking LOVE Sicily….. and the stuffed shells
Stuffed Pasta Shells
Above is are all the ingredients I used to make the Pasta Sauce and the Stuffed Pasta Shells and below is a video on how to make the stuffed shells. Everyone in our family loves these shells. If you want to impress someone or a whole family, give these a go. I assure you that no one will be disappointed. Also – check out my Pasta Sauce Recipe – Britican Style as it makes a perfect sauce to put over the shells.
Go here to see all the recipes we use the Britican Galley Italian Blend with!