Reverse Cannelloni

Sant Pau
Chef: Carme Ruscalleda
Country: Spain
City: 08395 Sant Pol de Mar (Barcelona)
Address: Carrer Nou, 10
(+34) 937600662

Carme Ruscalleda is an inspired intellectual. Her capacity is such that she was able to literally turn this traditional pasta dish, Catalan but of Italian inspiration, inside out – producing this reverse cannelloni. Her applied intelligence alters the leading roles of the dish, converting the meat, a combination of beef, pork and chicken, into the main ingredient, taking on the form of a roll, internalizing the pasta and béchamel which are transformed here into garnish and sauce for the meat. Consequently, the substantial change in construction allows for greater appreciation of the product without losing the essence of the dish. It is just as flavorful as ever, but now the dish is eaten in a more defined way, and with greater distinction. The only doubt in our minds was whether or not the kids would like this cannelloni as much as the traditional ones.

The Recipe