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Easy Pasta Recipes

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When it comes to cooking Easy Pasta Recipes, it takes a matter of minutes, well cooking the pasta does, if you are using fresh pasta it can take as little as two minutes to dried pasta takes about ten minutes,depending if you like it al dente or not.

The filling, sauce, vegetables, fish or meat may take a little longer, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a go at these Easy Pasta Recipes.

Pasta is such an incredible ingredient, it is very versatile it can be served in soup,stuffed with a filling, layered, baked coated in a sauce or just served plain with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

The pasta can also be combined with cheeses, meats,pulses and seafood. It is great as a Salad for lunch or in your childs lunch box.

There are over 650 different types of pasta shapes available, we all have our favorites but trying new ones every now and again can be quite exciting.

There is a massive difference between Fresh Pasta and Dried Pasta, dried durum wheat pasta, such as the classic spaghetti, has to be made under factory conditions.
Because it requires a specific method of kneading, cutting and drying so that it does not fall apart during cooking.

The Golden Rules
When it comes to cooking pasta there are a few golden rules to follow.
Pasta likes plenty of water to cook in when it is boiled. The ratio is 5 litres of water to 1 Kilogram of pasta.
Make sure the water has enough salt before adding the pasta, approx 7 Grams per Kilo.

Ensure the water is boiling before you add the pasta to the saucepan.
Replace the lid on the saucepan once the pasta is completely immersed in the boiling water and returning to the boil straight away.

When the water returns to the boil, remove the lid and continue boiling, stirring the pasta from time to time.
To check the pasta is cooked the way you like it, remove some pasta with a slotted spoon and taste.

Drain the pasta with care and dress the pasta with your sauce as quickly as possible.
The pasta will continue to cook as long as it stays hot, so if you’re not using the pasta straight away, run under cold water.

The Italians enjoy their pasta al dente (firm to the bite).
Remember that Fresh pasta will cook more faster than dried so the al dente rule does not apply.
Always serve your pasta on warmed bowls or plates as the pasta will cool quickly.

Easy Pasta Recipes

Pasta Carbonara

A Classic Pasta Recipe is a quick and easy meal for kids.

Fried Pasta
This is a really easy Pasta Recipe using leftover pasta and sauce.

Salmon Pasta Recipe
This Salmon & Broccoli dish is great for kids, it is quick and easy to cook.

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