How to cook nice Pasta

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1. ksi : Japanese Alfredo Pasta Sauce Fusion Active Volcanic Eruption of Fish & Mushroom (Pg 13)
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17%
2. ZacK : Creamy Clam Chowder Pasta (Pg 1)
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13%
3. Peterch : Carbonara Pasta (Pg 2)
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4. MLR : Wild Mushroom Pasta (Pg 2)
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5. insider : Instant Japanese Spaghetti (Pg 2)
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6. PlayfulFairy : Oriental Pasta (Pg 3)
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4%
7. Funz : Creamy Mushroom Pasta (Pg 3)
2
8%
8. buds : Spicy Chilli Fish Pasta (Pg 4)
7
29%
9. lovekidsverymuch : Vegetable Pasta (Pg 4)
1
4%
10. Funz : Vongole (Pg 4)
1
4%
11. pokemon : Home-made Chicken Pasta (Pg 7)
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12. Muffins : Chicken & Mushroom Pasta (Pg 9)
2
8%
13. Busymom : Pasta with Tomato Sauce & Parmesan (Pg 9)
1
4%
14. mummyyuki : Seafood Spaghetti [http://recipemummy.blogspot.com/2010/02/seafood-spaghetti.html]
2
8%
 
Total votes : 24

How to cook nice Pasta

Postby elle_yv@hotmail.com » Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:58 am

Hi all,

I'm interested in cooking nice Pasta.

Any chef out there can provide nice recipe for Pasta?

I only know how to cook normal type with minced meat, union, mushroom & hot dog with the pasta sauce.

Seen some of the pasta is white in colour without the tomato sauce, how to make ha?

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Postby Guest » Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:03 am

Those creamy ones also have ready sauce like Alfredo, Carbonara sauce which you can get off the shelf.

If you want to prepare your own sauce(I prefer to buy the sauce since they taste pretty good), one example here:

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
pepper to taste
1/2 cup butter


Directions:

1. Grate cheese. Cut butter into quarters.

2. In glass serving bowl, combine cheese, butter and cream.

3. Cook at MEDIUM 3 - 4 minutes or until butter melts. Stir well.
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Postby elle_yv@hotmail.com » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:47 pm

ks2me wrote:Those creamy ones also have ready sauce like Alfredo, Carbonara sauce which you can get off the shelf.

If you want to prepare your own sauce(I prefer to buy the sauce since they taste pretty good), one example here:

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup heavy cream
pepper to taste
1/2 cup butter


Directions:

1. Grate cheese. Cut butter into quarters.

2. In glass serving bowl, combine cheese, butter and cream.

3. Cook at MEDIUM 3 - 4 minutes or until butter melts. Stir well.



Thanks a lot KS2me.
Can I add in ingredients like mushroom or prawn, right?

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Postby Guest » Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:15 pm

Yes you can, the above are just steps to make the sauce only.
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Postby PlayfulFairy » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:22 am

Hi, if you happen to have the mood for garlic cum olive oil al dente pasta, you can add in flaked anchovies(canned ones from Marks & Spencer), topped with a dash of dried chives(bottled one from Cold Storage) as garnishing and subtle fragrance. My husband loves it but my gal wanted to puke :D

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Postby foreverj » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:29 am

PlayfulFairy wrote:Hi, if you happen to have the mood for garlic cum olive oil al dente pasta, you can add in flaked anchovies(canned ones from Marks & Spencer), topped with a dash of dried chives(bottled one from Cold Storage) as garnishing and subtle fragrance. My husband loves it but my gal wanted to puke :D



hi playfairy
hehe, wil try. me and dd are into pasta nowadays. i love aglio olio but since dd cannot take spicy food, i request pastamania to omit the red chilli. she loves it! i noticed pastamania put in diced tomatoes and some green green things. maybe those bottled spices- maybe parsley?? can advise?

thanks for suggesting the flaked anchovies. what is chives? thanks!

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Postby heutistmeintag » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:58 pm

[quote="foreverj"]...i love aglio olio ...quote]

I adore aglio olio. You just arouse my appetite, gonna get it and whet my appetite now. lol

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Postby ZacK » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:00 pm

I wonder if this counts as a recipe... I used to cook pasta using thick creamy campbell/heinz etc type of soup... To me, it's quick and convenient.

1. I like clam chowders so usually would get a can, prepare the soup as instructed on the can.
2. Boil the pasta, spagetti/linguini etc, separately.
3. Add either soup to pasta or pasta to soup when both soup and pasta are cooked... If you like more soupy, then add pasta to soup... If you like more dry, then add soup to pasta. I find this method easier to regulate the proportions.
4. Add garnishing or sprinkle parsley flakes etc
5. One can of soup serves two quite nicely as I like my pasta soupy and wet.

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Postby foreverj » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:15 pm

ZacK wrote:I wonder if this counts as a recipe... I used to cook pasta using thick creamy campbell/heinz etc type of soup... To me, it's quick and convenient.

1. I like clam chowders so usually would get a can, prepare the soup as instructed on the can.
2. Boil the pasta, spagetti/linguini etc, separately.
3. Add either soup to pasta or pasta to soup when both soup and pasta are cooked... If you like more soupy, then add pasta to soup... If you like more dry, then add soup to pasta. I find this method easier to regulate the proportions.
4. Add garnishing or sprinkle parsley flakes etc
5. One can of soup serves two quite nicely as I like my pasta soupy and wet.


ooh, if u add cheese on top and bake in oven, wil get baked pasta :) one mummy cooked this for a xmas party. the kids love it!!! :love:

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Postby foreverj » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:18 pm

foreverj wrote:...i love aglio olio ...


heutistmeintag wrote:I adore aglio olio. You just arouse my appetite, gonna get it and whet my appetite now. lol


hehe, i love it too :) its something i dun mind eating everyday. healthy, low in fat, dun even need meat (although i like to eat with prawn), and usually the cheapest on the pasta menu cos its meatless :)

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