It’s Friday again (yay!) which means… conghiglioni vongole today

Beautiful, don't you think? Shown here before they're cooked

It had to be done… You can find conghiglioni pasta shells in most supermarkets these days but I never really wanted to cook with them until after I posted my story about amuse bouches. It’s kind of hard to miss them because 1) they are bigger than most pasta shells and 2) they’re shaped like a shell.

In my typically silly fashion, I immediately thought they’d be perfect to turn into an amuse bouche, and what could be a more fitting pasta dish to make other than a vongole?

So, here’s my conghiglioni vongole amuse bouche. I tried desperately to think of a silly name to go with it but I failed miserably. The best I could come up with was ‘ Clams in the Wrong Shell’, like Wallace and Gromit in The Wrong Trousers, but that’s pretty pathetic, isn’t it?

If anyone can think of a better name, let me know!

Meantime, the bigmonster and I are busy working on our next post – a review of Searcy’s 30 │ 40 Restaurant at the top of the Gherkin. We went there last night and had a brilliant time so we’re hoping to publish LOADs of pictures with our story. Here’s a sneak peak of the Gherkin’s amazing architecture from the inside, which is where the bar is located. We’ll hopefully post the story tomorrow or Sunday.

Amazing on the outside, even more amazing on the inside... this is the view of the roof as you're walking up a spiral staircase to get to the bar. You can just see the bar counter on the bottom right of the picture

Meantime, if you’re not into the silliness of making amuse bouches like me, I’ve made the recipe as a starter for two as well… click here for the conghiglioni vongole recipe.

Clams in the Wrong Shell

Lots of love


2 Responses to “It’s Friday again (yay!) which means… conghiglioni vongole today”
  1. What a great idea and pretty presentation! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m really enjoying yours. Vered

  2. Dimitri says:

    Wow! This looks like a fantastic starter! What a cool photograph. Okay, now you’ve got my head racing with all kinds of fun ideas for conghiglioni. Excellent! 🙂

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