Rigatoni With Radicchio And Prawns

  • Difficulty: experienced


Ingredients for 4 people

40 gr Butter

160 gr Fontina cheese

80 gr Prawns

100 gr Radicchio (Italian chicory)

400 gr Rigatoni

Dry white wine


Olive oil

Salt and Pepper



Step 1

Shell the prawns. Wash the radicchio and cut the leaves into strips length-wise.

Step 2

Cook the rigatoni in boiling water for a few minutes, in the meantime melt half the butter in a non-stick frying pan; take the prawns, thyme, oil, wine and garlic and cook in the pan for a few minutes.

Step 3

Add the radicchio and stir-fry for a few minutes over a high heat, season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Drain the rigatoni and garnish with butter; first place a layer of pasta in the bottom of a buttered oven dish, then follow with some of the radicchio/prawn sauce and some sliced Fontina.

Step 5

Repeat the layers, top with Grana cheese and a few knobs of butter and place in the oven. 

N.B: pre-cooked pasta should be boiled for just a few minutes; fresh pasta must be placed directly in the oven.