January 13, 2012

Perfetto Pasta!!

I love cooking & eating pasta. It is a perfect comfort food. There are thousands of recipes out there many use homemade sauces and others with ready to use ones which are equally good. My favourite pasta sauces I use in my lasagnas and pastas are the red and white sauces.

There are many kinds of sauces out there and you can try them out with different kinds of pasta.

Noodle - a ribbonlike strip of pasta

Orzo - pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine

Spaghetti - pasta in the form of long strings

Tortellini - small ring-shaped stuffed pasta

Rigatoni - tubular pasta in short ribbed pieces

Fedelline - extremely fine pasta thinner than vermicelli

Linguine, linguini - pasta in long slender flat strips

Fettuccine, fettuccini - pasta in flat strips wider than linguine

Vermicelli - pasta in strings thinner than spaghetti

Macaroni - pasta in the form of slender tubes

Lasagna, lasagne - very wide flat strips of pasta

Penne - pasta in short tubes with diagonally cut ends

Cappelletti, ravioli - small circular or square cases of dough with savory fillings.

This is a quick fix will be doing a homemade pasta sauce very soon too, for now this is a very easy recipe for busy moms :)

"Perfetto Pasta"

Boil Pasta according to teh package instructions. I used thick spaghetti which works well with sauces.

In another pan stir fry chicken with spices & vegetables (optional). Layer the pasta in a serving dish, layer generously with white sauce (alfredo) or red sauce. Sprinkle black pepper. Layer with more pasta and repeat.

Put on top of the layered pasta the chicken and veggies mix. You can top with soysauce or chilli sauce if you like. You can also add mozarella cheese and bake the pasta for few minutes if you want a cheesy pasta.

Serve Hot :)



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