Know About Different Types Of Pasta And Their Cooking Process
Pasta is an Italian food but now it has achieved a worldwide popularity. We mostly know about the long shaped pasta like the shape of noodle. But it can be found in a wide range of shape and size and they also are made through different processes. Pasta is called in many names in different parts of Italy and they also have different shapes. Some are long, some are like macaroni, and some are stuffed with dumplings or, vegetables. They are found in all basic shapes. Such as, crescent, square, cylinder (this is hollow inside), circle, half circle and many more. Usually, pasta is cooked with chicken, all red meat and vegetables. But now they are being used widely with soup or stew and these are small in shape.
There is a large variety in cooking process of pasta as well as in making sauce to eat with it. You also need to choose right sauce for right kind of pasta.
Some pastas are home made and some are machine made. While cooking pasta factors like, temperature, the time of boiling and amount of water are really important. For penne and other pasta which are smaller in size you have to cook in luke warm water and should not stir with wooden spoon. But for pipe pasta or noodle shaped pasta use wooden spoon and boil in preheated water.
So, let’s check out some easy way to cook pasta.
Penne Pasta with White Sauce:
Penne 100 gm
Cream 150 ml gm
White sauce 50 ml l
Button mushroom 100 gm
Parmesan cheese 50gm
Pepper powder 5 gm
Butter 1 tea spoon
Chopped mint 10 gm
Black olive 3
Walnuts 1 oz
Salt to taste
Add penne pasta in luke warm water. Add salt. Keep for 5 minutes over medium heat. When water will start to boil, lower the heat. Stir it with a fork occasionally. See if there is enough water or, not. Add a little bit of butter. Keep pasta in a colander and wash with cool water. Let it to drain.
Fry mushroom with butter. Then add white sauce and cream. After 3 minutes, add cheese. When cheese will melt add salt, pepper and chopped mint. Now add Pasta. Mix it carefully, so that penne will not break. After two minutes serve in plate and decorate it with walnuts and black olive.
Now try another recipe.
Pipe Pasta With Tomato Sauce
Pipe pasta 100 gm
Soya sauce 3 table spoons
Chicken broth 2 cups
Mozzarella cheese (grated) 80 gm
Basil (chopped) 10 gm
Tomato sauce 3 table spoons
Olive oil 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Boil water with Soya sauce, chicken broth and salt in 4 quarts saucepan. Stir it with a wooden spoon to prevent pastas from being sticky or mushy. Keep for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add a little amount of olive oil. After boiling, wash with cool water and drain.
In a fry pan pour olive oil, add mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper and tomato sauce. When the cheese will melt add basil. Stir for a while, and then add pipe pasta. Toss, for a while.
Place lettuce leaf around it and Serve pasta in the middle of the plate.