Andre Ursini shows how to prepare this impressive seafood dish that everyone will love


  • Conchiglioni (large pasta shells)

  • 12 conchlioni

  • 1 large zucchini, grated

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • 250g raw SA king prawn meat, chopped

  • 100ml dry white wine

  • 100ml fresh cream

  • salt

  • 50g breadcrumbs

  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped

  • Sugo

  • 10 large Roma tomatoes

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • handfull of basil leafs

  • pinch of dried oregano

  • pinch of sea salt and pepper

  • olive oil


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C.

  • 2.

    Blanch the pasta shells for ¾ of the recommended cooking time on the packet.

  • 3.

    Fry the zucchini with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan. When it begins to soften and colour, add the prawns and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the

  • 4.

    Wine and deglaze. Pour in the cream and cook further on a low heat until all liquids have reduced. Season to taste.

  • 5.

    To prepare the sugo, cut the tomatoes in half and place skin-side down on a

  • 6.

    Baking tray with garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with oregano and season with sea salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes. Once cooked, remove the skin from the tomato and garlic, and blend with a few fresh basil leaves. Add more olive oil and season to taste.

  • 7.

    Meanwhile, fill the pasta shells with the prawn mixture and top with breadcrumbs and remaining olive oil. Place in a greased baking tray and cook in the oven at 180°C for 10-15 minutes or until the top of the shells have become crisp.

  • 8.

    To serve, scoop the hot sugo onto a plate and follow with the pasta shells. Finish with good extra virgin olive oil and basil.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 201kj
  • Fat Total 12g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Protein 9g
  • Carbohydrate 12g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Sodium 485mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Time: 1 hour
Serves: 4

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