Award-winning chef. Successful restaurateur. Iron Chef judge. Social media star. Donatella Arpaia has done it all. Still her favorite thing to do is working in the kitchen, creating inspiring dishes using the freshest, most authentic ingredients—including Galbani® cheese. Explore her latest menu ideas and learn tricks of the trade from this inspirational entrepreneur.
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Galbani® Parmesan Sformato
Galbani® Three-Cheese Manicotti
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Galbani® Panna Cotta Al Mascarpone
Galbani® Fresh Mozzarella & Roasted Beet Salad
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Galbani® Uptown Pickle Pizza
Galbani® Mini Tiramisu Trifles
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Galbani® Creamy Paccheri Pasta
Galbani® Taste of Italy Plate
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Galbani® All Decked Out Pizza
Galbani® Premio & Peppadew Pizza
Galbani® Premio & Purple Potato Pizza
Galbani® Scrumptious S'Mores Pizza
Galbani® Lemon Ricotta Zeppole
Galbani® Pumpkin Meringue Cheesecake
Galbani® Creamy Mascarpone Mushroom Farrotto
Galbani® Three-Cheese Salami Calzone
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Galbani® Spicy Three-Cheese Potato Gratin
Galbani® Chicken Parm Piadina
Galbani® Creamy Shrimp Scialatielli
Galbani® Broccolini Truffle Pie
Galbani® Pep-In-Your-Step Stromboli
Galbani® Mascarpone Napoleon
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Galbani® Gourmet Italian Sub
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Galbani® Tomato Tartare
Galbani® Chicken Pesto Caprese Sandwich
Galbani® Premio & Meatball Pizza
Galbani® Sweet Sausage & Apple Pizza
Galbani® Pumpkin Mac ‘N Cheese
Donatella’s Famous Meatballs
Galbani® Cavatelli Alla Caprese
Galbani® Pizza Amatriciana
Galbani® Zucchini Flower Pizza
Galbani® Spicy Margherita Pinsa
Galbani® Caramelized Stone Fruit
Galbani® Garden Fresh Lasagna
Galbani® Slice of Summer Pizza
Tastes of Summer Cheese Plate
Galbani® Seafood Stuffed Shells
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Galbani® Holiday Braciole
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Galbani® Bel Paese Pizza
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Galbani® Ciliegine & Crispy Salmon Salad
Galbani® Ravioli Alla Donatella
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Galbani® Honey Truffle Bruchetta
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Galbani® Grilled Summer Pizza
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Shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed and roughly chopped
Lobster meat, chopped
Thyme, finely chopped, for garnish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Medium garlic cloves, minced
1 ½ cups
Heavy whipping cream
Galbani Bel Paese, cut into cubes
Kosher salt and white pepper to taste
Cook pasta shells and remove from boiling water one minute before required package directions. Rinse with cold water, drain again.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a clean bowl, combine egg yolks, Ricotta, Parmesan, one tbsp. parsley, and tarragon. Mix well and set aside.
Clean and pat dry shrimp and lobster. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp and lobster to skillet, and lightly season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Cook for just a couple of minutes and remove from heat. Set aside to cool thoroughly.
Gently fold cooled shrimp and lobster into Ricotta mixture.
Spoon Ricotta and seafood mixture into each shell.
Melt butter in skillet over medium low heat. Add garlic, and cook for a couple minutes, being careful that garlic doesn’t turn color.
Add heavy whipping cream and 1 tbsp. of all-purpose flour. Simmer for about 4 minutes while stirring continuously.
Add Bel Paese and continue to stir until cheese is completely melted. Season with kosher salt and white pepper.
Set aside 2 tbsp. of cheese sauce and stir in paprika for a pink-colored garnish.
Pour half of Bel Paese cheese sauce into an ungreased baking dish.
Arrange stuffed shells on top of sauce. Spoon some more sauce over each shell.
Cover dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove foil and change oven from “bake” to “broil.” Broil uncovered on high for 3 minutes.
Remove from oven and assemble on serving plates. Garnish with lobster tails, sprinkle thyme and remaining parsley, and add pink sauce for color.