I have had this in my mind from a long long time! Pasta!
With this recipe, I am also going to share 5 unknown facts about Italian Cuisine.
Boiling the Pasta
1) Italians are very particular about pasta if it is properly cooked or not. So, according to old Italian tradition, to check if the pasta was cooked or not, they used to throw it (spaghetti) against the wall and If it stick, the pasta was considered as cooked properly.
I am using Spirali pasta, just because of its shape and nothing else 🙂
After boiling the pasta, make sure that you drain and rinse with normal water otherwise pasta will stick themselves together and you don’t want that to happen.
Making the White Sauce
2) Italians rarely use cream in the pasta. They are fond of tomatoes. Pasta is actually not heavy, it’s the sauce which makes the difference. They use Olive oil, Vinegar and Oregano!
Now, it’s time for the sauce, the key element in the making. I am a big fan of cream. So, the sauce is made up of milk and butter. Some people use fresh cream and mustard sauce. I like butter and milk. Either way it is fine.
To make the sauce, start by melting some butter and once melted, add little bit of flour and mix it properly to make a thick paste.
Add some milk, boil it for 2 minutes. Your sauce is ready.
Making the mixture
I don’t like just pasta in my plate. It needs to have some other elements too. I have used broccoli, bell peppers, garlic and onion.
3) There are over 450 pasta shapes in Italy and practically as many as sauces.
Some key elements in the making:-
To make the mixture, shallow fry them in Olive oil together for 5-10 minutes. You really don’t need to put any other thing. These bell peppers smell so good!
4) The Average Person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta every year.
Mixing the sauce and vegetables
Add vegetables, pasta and some walnuts to the white sauce and the fusion is mind blowing! and they love it!
Add oregano, pepper and fine chopped coriander to the paste and mix it properly!
Mmmmmm, it tastes yummm!
5) Pasta is not a starter, main or a side dish. It can be eaten at any time of a day. and If served as a main dish, it’s served by itself. No bread, no salad!
Doesn’t it look gorgeous!
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