Aug 12

Pasta

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Pasta is a generic term for an unleavened dough usually made from durum wheat flour and water, then cut into sheets or any variety of over 300 shapes.

In a previous post I shared one of my almost world famous original recipe for a special Lasagna with Pistachios.

and this post with a recipe for pasta with duck confit and ham.

Ravioli is another version of pasta. It can be filled with almost anything, from seafood to cheeses or meat or vegetables.

Lobster and Crab Ravioli, with fresh snow peas and garlic.

Lobster and Crab Ravioli, with fresh snow peas and garlic.

Egg Noodles are popular as a side dish or made as a meal in a bowl.

Egg Noodles with lamb, sun dried tomatoes and hot peppers.

Egg Noodles with lamb, sun dried tomatoes and hot peppers.

pesto and pasta is another favorite and works well when you want a meatless meal. Or you can add some seafood like shrimp.

Pasta with Pesto and Shrimp.

Pasta with Pesto and Shrimp.

 

Spinach fettuccine

Spinach Fettuccine with chicken and mushrooms, with a cream sauce.

Spinach Fettuccine with chicken and mushrooms, with a cream sauce.

A cold pasta salad is always good in summer. I make a great macaroni salad with olives and pimentos. Next summer I will share the recipe and pics.

Linguini with clams sauce is another favorite. In future article, I will share some of the secrets to the perfect Linguini with clam sauce! Pasta is versatile and makes a great meal with little work.

Don’t forget the salad.

A simple salad with Romaine, radicchio and Belgian endive.

A simple salad with Romaine, radicchio and Belgian endive.

 

 

 

 

….and of course, a glass of wine always goes well with pasta too!

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    • Infinity on August 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm
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    I am a big fan of Pasta…….hehe. how many talents you have teacher Kevin?

    People should enjoy life more by eating delightful food, reading inspirational books and talking with interesting friends.
    Here is a book I recommend; Eat, Pray, Love — by Elisabeth Gilbert. Enjoy it!

    1. Thanks Infinity!
      Great minds think alike. Pasta, good friends and good reading.
      All of these are what make life so wonderful.

    • Eva Shi on August 20, 2014 at 3:50 am
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    Before reading this article , ref to pasta, I only know lasagna and spaghetti, I can’t imagine there are too many types of pasta. Kevin, you are really good at cooking, and also enlarge my recognition of Western food.

    1. Yes, Eva, so many different types of pasta! I am not really sure why there are so many. Obviously, there are different applications / uses for certain types of pasta, like super thin angel hair is best of quick cooking and a fresh sauce compared to Lasagna noodles that are designed for making layers of pasta between layers of filling to be baked. In any form pasta is a delicious source for carbohydrates in the diet.

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