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You will use this in every pasta sauce you make. Tomato Puree. You need to have at least two cans of tomato puree for every pasta dish you want to create. Garlic. You can t have spaghetti sauce without having garlic. Herbs. You need a combination of Oregano Basil and other Italian seasonings in order to accomplish the real Italian taste. Parmesan cheese. You need to top your dish with parmesan to give it the best flavor. You can also enjoy a white sauce over your pasta or a basic recipe that contains diced tomatoes garlic onion salt and pepper. You can create a dish that is unbelievable every time. Many people who are trying to lose weight wonder is pasta healthy or fattening? Pasta like many foods high in carbohydrates often gets a bad reputation for being fattening; however this does not have to be true.
Store bought pasta is one of the most convenient foods around and the dried pasta can be stored in your pantry for a very long time but fresh pasta has a delicate flavor and texture that makes it worth the extra effort. With so many fresh pastas available today why should you make your own? The main reason I like making homemade pasta is because I can control the ingredients and flavors. Store bought fresh pasta contains preservatives and chemicals that can easily be avoided when you make your own pasta. You are also limited only by your imagination when choosing the flavors of your own pasta. Homemade ravioli is best because you can fill it with anything you want and you can avoid the high fat meats common in many commercially prepared ravioli. Homemade pasta is not difficult at all to make once you learn how to make the dough and how to cut your fresh pasta into your desired shape. It is even possible to make chocolate pasta! Do you need a Pasta Machine? It is quite possible to make homemade pasta dough and simply cut it with a knife on a cutting board however a pasta machine will take the work out of some of the kneading and will give your dough a good consistency and uniform thickness.
Some of the hollow or tubular pastas are elbow macaroni (most often used for macaroni and cheese or macaroni salad. Elbow macaroni usually comes in two sizes. The large size is great for casseroles and the smaller sizes are good used in soup such as minestrone or vegetable. Large width tubular pastas are ziti which again comes in several sizes penne rigatoni and cannelloni. Cannelloni are usually about 3 inches long and are served stuffed with a cheese or meat filling and topped with a marinara or meat sauce. The twisted pastas include Fusilli Bucati Gemeli Rotelli (Wagon Wheels). The twisted pastas are good for heavy sauces. Their shape will help to retain the sauce whereas with the smooth thin pastas the heavy sauces will just run off back into the plate. Fusilli are also nice for seafood pasta salads.