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Stuffed Galets in a Salad

These shell shaped pasta are called Galets here in Catalonia. They are the pasta we throw into our Christmas rich Stock.
This year, the city of Barcelona has used them as an icon for the Holidays. They were giant and strategically set in different hot city spots! Beautiful at night with their lights on. Food and Gastronomy is right up there!!!


SERRATS preserved products got in touch with me before Christmas and sent me a fabulous set of Preserved Tuna  products: I should come up with a recipe and send it over to them. The truth is that I have been soooooo busy during the holidays… I guess like everybody else with family coming now and then to celebrate these special days… that, I haven’t been able to seat and blog about the glorious food we had.

So, here you have to start with, a light and delicious salad to help clean your system after the heavy food sessions we just went through.

Have it during the holidays or just right after if there’s some Galets leftover

Happy New Year to you all!!!!
Hopefully, I’ll be back to normal blogging next week.


Stuffed Galets in a Salad.
Ingredients for 4 servings: 12 galets (or some more just in case they break during the boiling), 4 piquillo peppers, 100 grs of Serrats Special Tuna: Bonito del Norte, 2 boiled eggs, 2 garlic cloves, different kinds of lettuce, salt and extra virgin olive oil.

  • Carefully boil the Galets in salty water. Follow package instructions and strain. Pour some olive oil over them to avoid them to stick together. Reserve.
  • Drop some olive oil in a sauce pan. Peel and cut the garlic cloves and when fragant add the piquillo peppers. Stir for 2 or 3 minutes at medium heat and reserve. Discard garlic and cut the piquillos in small pieces.
  • Boil the eggs and when cold, peel and grate inside a big bowl. Add the piquillos, the tuna in small pieces and mix.
  • Stuff the Galets with the mixture and present over a lettuce salad. Dress with salt and extra virgin olive oil.


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01/09/2010 · 19:03 h by Fresh Local and Best

This looks incredible! It must be so much fun to eat!

01/09/2010 · 23:34 h by we are never full

happy new year, nuria!

see, this is why i love spain and the spanish… only the spanish would make pasta shells a work of art. LOVE IT! it looked like you did that in photoshop!

here’s to another great and delicious year of blogging!

01/10/2010 · 1:32 h by redkathy

Beautiful photos! What a delicate, wonderful dish.

01/10/2010 · 6:02 h by Mel- GourmetFury.com

Those are so beautiful :) Love the colours peeking out of the shells!

01/10/2010 · 11:27 h by pigpigscorner

haha that’s so cute! I’ll try to bit it when I see that on the street =P Lovely dish!

01/10/2010 · 11:38 h by Bellini Valli

I have seen a much smaller version of this pasta here Nuria but this would work with conques. We all need lighter dishes after the indulgences of the holidays.

01/10/2010 · 16:13 h by Su-Lin

What a great use for these pasta shapes! I didn’t see the giant ones but my husband is now telling me that I didn’t pay attention – whoops!

01/10/2010 · 22:04 h by lostpastremembered

Beautiful photo and I love that pasta shape! Lovely!

01/11/2010 · 13:05 h by forsvinnendesaus

I made a review about a Norwegian brand that made these, and I just love the shape. I have seen them in mini shapes as well, like macaroni-small!! I need to try them if I see them again!

I think they look like little faces, check out my photos if you like: http://forsvinnendesaus.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/jacobs-pasta-lumaconi/

01/12/2010 · 15:46 h by 5 Star Foodie

Gorgeous pasta, I love this shape and so delicious with the filling!

01/14/2010 · 13:52 h by Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88

Hi Nuria, Happy New Year, what a lovely pasta dish u have here. Just wonder if you have email subscription tool in your blog as I am bad in using reader. Somehow checking emails work for me better all the best in 2010.

01/14/2010 · 19:46 h by Maria

That’s too funny Nuria!

The past sounds delicious and it’s a great recipe to start the new year with!

01/14/2010 · 21:48 h by pityenlacocina

me ha encantado la decoracion navideña de barcelona este año, sobretodo los galets gigantes desperdigados por el centro, y tu receta me parece deliciosa, como aun estoy en barna aprovechare para llevarme de vueltaa londres algun que otro paquetito de galets, asi que lo probare! besitos

01/17/2010 · 14:04 h by Cocina Savant

Incredibly simple and awesome dish. I heartily like the galet in the middle of the road as well.

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