Step 1: Ingredients
- X Prawns
- 5-8 gr Squid ink
- 1/2 Onion
- 1 Lemon slice
- Olive oil
X – quantity of filled Lumaconi (5-6 per person)
Another version of this dish is made with imitation elvers instead of prawns. (Picture 4)
Step 2: The pasta
Boil the X+5 pasta shells adding 1 tbsp salt to the water for as many minutes as the brand recomends. We will use the X shells to fill them with the prawns and the other 5 to thicken the sauce.
The pasta must be "al dente", this means not much soft, we need it not to break while we fill it. After boiling the pasta strain it and put it in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and mix it, like this it won't get sticky and will be shiny.
Step 3: The prawns
The size of the prawn depends on the size of the pasta after boiling. In our case we chose fresh prawns that will turn red after boiling them with 1 tsp salt and a lemon slice. Put the prawns in the boiling water, wait 2-3 minutes till they float on the surface. Strain them, let them cool and inmediatly peel them leaving the tail.