Processed typical of Italy is now a favorite food so many people. At each restaurant, you will be able to find a selection of pasta as one of the menu variants. You may also often serve it at home as one of the mainstay menus for the family. In addition to its easy processing, it is also a safe choice for children, as they will generally like it.
However, there are actually many interesting things about paste that we do not know. Here are four of them. Take a look!
1. The fresh one is not necessarily better
“Fresh Pasta, aka freshly made before being processed, is indeed second to none,” said Domenica Marchetti, author of The Glorious Pasta of Italy. However, he continued, it does not mean it is better than dry ones. So, actually, these two types are just as good. In fact, dry pasta can be more economical than making your own. Only, according to Marchetti, you need to be more careful in choosing it. “A less qualified brand can produce a ‘home’ paste,” Marchetti says.
2. Understand your Pasta
If you are going to make fresh pasta at home, use the following two tools to succeed: food processor and freezer. “The more you make it, the more you recognize the good dough type, that’s the key,” Marchetti said. Using a food processor can save time and still produce a soft paste dough. Meanwhile, if you do not want to immediately process it, keep it in the freezer. “The safest still make pasta paste before processed and not save, because there is a possibility later you cannot even cook the pasta because it is no longer feasible to use,” says Marchetti.
3. Pair with the Right Sauce
Some people choose whole wheat to get the health benefits. However, we need to know, we cannot combine this type of this with any sauce. Its slightly chewy texture is not suitable when added to a mild tomato sauce. For that, Marchetti recommends you to match it with a more “heavy” sauce like the cream sauce.
4. Pasta fit cooked with any style
Starting from the Italian-style processed to make it a substitute for Chinese-style fried noodle, it remains delicious. In addition, it’s can also be paired with any kind of meat, ranging from beef, chicken, to processed seafood. Now how do you explore creativity to create your typical pasta dish!