Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

Discussion in 'Rice, Pasta, Pulses and Grains' started by Karen W, 7 May 2019.

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  1. Karen W

    Karen W Senior Member

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    I love pasta! Fat pasta, skinny pasta, long pasta, short pasta, stuffed or layered, homemade or store bought. Hot or cold. It's all good. Do you have a favorite pasta dish? Do you make your own? Any tips or tricks?
     
  2. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I used to eat a cook a lot of pasta when my kids were young. They all loved it and it was easy to vary the ingredients and include lots of vegetables. Sadly, I think this rendered me with pasta overload! I'm not very keen on it these days unless its something like ravioli. I do still make pasta dishes though (posted one yesterday) and sometimes I make my own pasta.
     
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  3. Karen W

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    A few I like are Pastitsio (Greek), Pad Thai Noodle (Asian), anything and everything Italian, and homemade flavored, plain or whole wheat/grain. Manicotti or stuffed shells, linguine and clams or clam sauce, cold pasta salad. The list goes on.
     
  4. CraigC

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    Have you tried homemade squid ink pasta?
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I love it and have made it. Its a lot easier now I can get squid ink in sachets/jars. I remember making it from raw squid ink sac .... very messy!
     
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  6. Karen W

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    It would look nice in my apothecary jar on the kitchen counter.

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  7. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I have some pasta exactly like that in my cupboard! I'll try and use it for something soon. Its so pretty that I can't decide what it would look good with...
     
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  8. Karen W

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    Asparagus with butter, lemon juice, and grated Parmesan cheese.
     
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  9. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I was thinking asparagus too - its asparagus season here. Definitely needs something green or green and red.
     
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    TodayInTheKitchen Active Member

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    I am a huge fan of pasta dishes. Sadly, I am not industrious enough to make my own pasta. However, I have discovered that buying higher quality pasta does make a difference. My favorite spaghetti noodles are Delallo Organic noodles.
     
  12. rascal

    rascal Über Member

    Store bought fettucine mainly here, kids and grandkids love all pastas. I've now got a machine with recipes so no doubt I'll be going down that road soon.
    I love flat noodles Chinese style.

    Russ
     
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  13. Karen W

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    Since Spring is here, pasta primavera (pasta with vegetables) and lamb chops are calling me. I've heard of spaghetti cooked in red wine, and want to find a recipe to try. Beef Stroganoff over broad egg noodles is another favorite. Pasta con broccoli (pasta w broccoli, butter & parmesan cheese) is quick and delicious. So many pasta dishes that I enjoy. Hard to pick one.
     
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  14. Karen W

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    An excellent source, for me, re homemade pasta is recipetips.com. ,under Homemade Pasta. Easy step-by-step instructions and pics on everything from making the dough to flavored pasta, i.e. spinach, broccoli, beet, carrot, herb tomato, skid ink, etc. I dusted off the Imperia, and made lemon pasta simply topped w butter, lemon pepper and parmesan cheese, with steamed asparagus alongside.

    One of the best & easiest to follow homade pasta resources, imo.

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    Homemade pasta
     
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  15. Karen W

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    A quick and easy go-to I grew up with - cottage cheese & noodles. Mix cooked & drained broad egg noodles with butter, a pinch of salt and cottage cheese. Simple and delicious. More than the sum of its' parts.
     
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