Few things are as enjoyable as a plate full of spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce or "spaghetti al pomodoro". This staple of Italian cuisine can be found in its dry version made with durum wheat semolina, and its fresh version made with water flour, egg and water.
Cooking spaghetti is very simple, just fill a pot with water and a pinch of salt, bring it to a boil and cook them until they are "al dente" or the center has a little bite. Never over cook them in the water because when you add the hot sauce they continue cooking and then you end up with a doughy ball and sauce.
The types of sauce that best fit spaghetti are the ones that can be trapped in the strings of pasta like those that have little pieces of tomatoes or seafood. When eating spaghetti, grab a few strings with your fork, roll them in it making sure you have an amount big enough to put in your mouth without splashing sauce all over.
Have a delicious day!
mouth is wateringReplyDelete
i'm going to an italian resto tonight and most likely will be getting pasta now...yum!ReplyDelete
I live in Italy and spaghetti al pomodoro are a staple in my menu. I often use integral wheat or rice or barley pasta to vary. Thank you for this post!ReplyDelete
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Oh yes, spaghetti or any kind of pasta accompanied by a nice glass of red wine - heaven! :-)ReplyDelete
I love pasta and spaghetti is my favourite. Yum! Now I am hungry:) Muah, sweetie.ReplyDelete
i'm italian and i've enogh!ReplyDelete
but it is delicious!!!!!!!!!
selene over the pond
There's nothing I love more than a good plate of pasta al pomodoro!ReplyDelete
I used to love spaghetti when I was little! Now I tend to prefer penne, 'cause the sauce gets trapped inside ;-) But I still cannmot resiste a nice plate of speghetti ai frutti di mare (seafood sauce)! Yum.ReplyDelete
You are making me so hungry with these photos! I may have to eat spaghetti tonight! Yum!ReplyDelete
xo Mary Jo
You are reading my mind! I have really wanted pasta and craving tomato sauce. :-)ReplyDelete
Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings
always,, koru kate
You just brought this theme over the top, in a very creative, beautiful way. Bravo!ReplyDelete
My goodness, this looks so yummy!ReplyDelete
you make me wanna make pasta for dinner. yum! this looks ridiculously delicious.ReplyDelete
Yum, spaghetti! I always have such a hard time keeping it on the fork. I've seen people trap the noodles on the fork with a spoon and it looks like such a great idea.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this pasta related post, it is my staple diet! It was great learning more about the making of it and origins.ReplyDelete
I'm craving a big plate of spaghetti now!ReplyDelete
This is my all time favorite! I could live off of pasta.....my daughter loves it.... I love adding a pad of butter at the end after draining...perfection! and always al dente!ReplyDelete
Mmm I'm longing for spaghetti now! You always highlight the coolest facts and I'll remember that when I twirl my spaghetti next time!ReplyDelete
Chic 'n Cheap Living
Mmmm, pasta is definitely my comfort foodReplyDelete