What are Galets? Pasta shells - Christmas food

What are Galets? Pasta shells


Galets are a type of pasta that is commonly used in Catalan cuisine, particularly in the preparation of a traditional dish called Escudella i Carn d'olla. Galets pasta shells are large and typically have a conical or tubular shape with ridges on the outside. The word "galet" means "shell" in Catalan, which describes the distinctive shape of this pasta.

In the context of the Escudella i Carn d'olla, galets are often stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, such as pork or a combination of meats, and sometimes include other ingredients like breadcrumbs, garlic, and parsley.

These stuffed galets are then cooked in the broth along with the other ingredients, absorbing the rich flavors of the soup. Galets play a significant role in enhancing the overall texture and taste of the dish, adding a delightful element to each spoonful of the hearty Escudella i Carn d'olla.

Beyond this traditional Catalan dish, galets may also be used in other pasta recipes, often paired with hearty sauces or in baked dishes.

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