Pasta is great to cook with because it provides a base for unlimited recipes. It offers nourishment, great taste, does not take a long time to prepare and is simple to make even for the inexperienced chef.
The basic rule of thumb when cooking pasta is to read the cooking time from the box instructions. However, before you take the pasta out of the boiling water, taste it for yourself. Trying the pasta yourself is the best way to know if it’s cooked properly. Unless the pasta is part of a salad, it’s best to serve it piping hot. Pasta is perfect for that quick meal because it can be combined with a number of sauces. Here are 3 possible options to try out:
this sauce requires 12oz of penne rigate, 3-4 medium zucchini, 2-3 garlic cloves, a minimal amount of fresh ginger, a lemon for garnish, 1 cup of grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.
this dish is ideal for the summer season and the ingredients are 12oz of fusilli, 14oz of ripe tomatoes, 1 medium onion 20 capers in brine, cider vinegar, fresh basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.
to prepare this fish based dish you will need the following ingredients: 12oz of pasta, 2 – 4oz cans of oil or water packed tuna, 2 onions of any type, some capers, Taggiasca olives, a lemon, salt and pepper, fresh parsley/mint/marjoram, and extra virgin olive oil.
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