Mediterranean Wholesalers in Brunswick, which is heaven for Italian food and culture junkies (Broadsheet calls it “the Costco for Italian imported goods) which is where I found the shells and hugged them to me like a fugitive. That reminds me, I’m severely out of marinated artichokes (and ceramic donkeys), and one should never find themselves in such a compromising position.
It’s been nursing me through a cold, cold (have I mentioned the coldest in 26 years?) Melbourne winter, and now it’s going to make us so, so happy on warm summer evenings, a communal dish plonked on the outdoor table, fresh, crispy green salad alongside, and a fresh, crispy glass of white too.
This would serve about four, so feel free to adjust. I go about 5-6 shells per person, depending on accompaniments/how much I want a mealtime showdown with fussy kids.
You can also prepare everything up until the bake point in advance, and leave in the fridge until you’re ready. You could also freeze it at that point, and it makes great leftovers!