Pasta that is shaped like a conch shell. You can get it ridged or smooth, though it is usually ridged.
Use in salads or for eating with hearty sauces on (often served with a meat sauce.) Because of its “shell” shape reminiscent of the sea, it’s also a natural for seafood sauces.
Boil for 10 to 12 minutes.
Farfalle, Fusilli, Macaroni, Penne.