How to make Seafood Rigatoni Pie -

Rigatoni pasta stuffed with ground seafood mixture, topped with cheese sauce and baked.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Prawns (medium) (मध्यम आकार के प्रॉन्स), Pasta (पास्ता )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

Seafood Rigatoni Pie

Seafood Rigatoni Pie Recipe Card


Hindi: jhinga
Favourite seafood? Prawns, prawns and more of prawns. A wide variety of small crustaceans, tiny relatives of the lobster, are known as prawns. Prawns are normally translucent when raw but get their distinctive pink or red colour on being cooked. one word of caution – if buying unpeeled prawns, smell for freshness and look for bright, shiny shells that have some spring left in them.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Seafood Rigatoni Pie Recipe

  • Prawns (medium) shelled and deveined 1 cup

  • Pasta rigatoni, boiled 3 cups

  • Basa fillets roughly chopped 1 cup

  • Squids roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Onion roughly chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves roughly chopped 3

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Red chilli flakes ½ teaspoon

  • Fresh basil leaves 6-8

  • Mozzarella cheese grated ½ cup

  • Cheese sauce

  • Processed cheese grated ½ cup

  • Butter 5 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180° C.

Step 2

Grind together prawns, basa fish, squids, onion, garlic, salt, crushed peppercorns, chilli flakes and basil leaves to make a smooth paste.

Step 3

To prepare cheese sauce, heat butter in a non-stick pan. Add flour, mix and sauté for one minute.

Step 4

Add milk, whisk and cook for two to three minutes. Add cheese, salt and crushed peppercorns, mix and cook till the sauce semi-thickens. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 5

Stuff the boiled pastas with seafood mixture and set aside.

Step 6

Pour one-fourth of cheese sauce into a spring bottom tin and place the stuffed pastas vertically. Pour the remaining cheese sauce and sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

Step 7

Place the mould into the preheated oven and bake for twelve to fifteen minutes or till the cheese turns golden.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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