She Sells Sea Shells

January 22, 2010
5 Stars
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

I love cioppino. I love pasta (baked or otherwise). So, I combined them. Yum. —aargersi

  • 1 slice sourdough bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 8 jumbo pasta shells (the stuffing kind)
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce plus a bit extra for the baking dish
  • 1 tablespoon creme fraiche
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 large basil leaf, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, chopped
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 8 bay scallops
  • 8 small shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 1/4 cup lump crab meat
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • a squeeze of orange
In This Recipe
  1. Boil the pasta shells to al dente according to the directions.
  2. Meanwhile make the breadcrumbs. Whiz the bread in the processor until it is a coarse crumb. Saute over medium heat with the butter and garlic until just crisp.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375. Mix together the 1/2 cup marinara, creme fraiche, basil, parsley and orange zest. Add the red pepper if you opt in for spice.
  4. Put a little marinara in the bottom of your baking dish. Fill each shell with a spoon full of the mixture above, a bay scallop, a shrimp, and about a teaspoon of crab meat.
  5. Arrange the shells in the baking dish, then sprinkle the breadcrumb over top. Squeeze a bit of lemon over and bake until the seafood is done (about 20 minutes).
  6. Squeeze a bit of orange over and serve!

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Recipe by: aargersi

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7 Reviews

Andria January 23, 2011
I gotta make this one. Looks great~
aargersi January 23, 2011
Thanks! Let me know what you think! I am a big fan of the flavor combo (obviously :-)
mieronimo January 23, 2011
That looks delicious..definitely will be making..
Annelle January 23, 2010
This looks and sounds delicious! Can't wait to try!
mariaraynal January 22, 2010
What a fun, whimsical dish. Bet it tastes fabulous, too. Love your creativity.
aargersi January 22, 2010
Thanks! I just gobbled 4 of these and they were tasty!!
nannydeb January 22, 2010
looks good!