Questions tagged [pasta]

Questions about the make, manufacture, preparation, and cooking of all types of pasta, including traditional durum wheat, whole wheat, and gluten-free.

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at what temperature is whole wheat durum pasta cooked, and therefore safe to eat?

someone says that temperature is the most reliable way to know if a food is done is or not they say that there are various signals to know but none of these are actually that reliable (source: How ...
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Benefit to covering pasta while cooking?

Taking a quick poll of several bags of pasta in my kitchen, about half recommend keeping the pot covered while cooking1. This is not very convenient for me, as I don't have a good tightly fitting lid ...
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Can fermented products (yoghurt, creme fraiche etc) be added to a ravioli filling?

If not, why not? (From a science point of view if possible :))
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How do you prevent your lasagne from being watery?

As you can see there is a lot of liquid that assembles at the sides. This lasagne has bechamel and marinara sauce. The bechamel is reduced, with a chunky (but watery) red sauce. The lasagne pages were ...
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What is the white sauce of Domino's pasta made of?

What is that made of? Can it be replicated at home?
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Weird Smoke Coming from Stock Pot on Stove

I have recently purchased a stockpot and I have been using it for making pasta on an electric stove. The first two times I used it, everything was fine, but tonight I put it on the stove to make pasta ...
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What can I substitute for butter in Alfredo sauce?

While I was cooking a very simple Alfredo sauce today for my lunch, I had already started my sauce before I realized I was out of butter. If this happens again to me in the future, what is a good ...
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what weight to use when weighing pasta for dieting purposes?

I presume that, ceteris paribus, the same amount of pasta cooked is significantly heavier than the same amount uncooked. So what is the standard?
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How much salt does pasta absorb compared to rice?

Apparently if you cook both pasta or rice in salty water both will absorb salt. It seems to me the salt changes the taste of the pasta more than it changes the taste of rice though I could be wrong, ...
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How to thin Chicken Alfredo sauce?

I wanted to try something new with chicken breasts, came across Chicken Alfredo which seems pretty simple. However, the two times I've cooked Chicken Alfredo the sauce seems to come out rather thick ...
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Why should one boil water over medium-high heat for pasta?

I have encountered a pasta recipe with this as the first step: Bring a large pot of water to boil over medium-high heat. What is the purpose of using medium-high heat? Isn't it faster and more ...
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Flour vs cornstarch for keeping fresh uncooked pasta from sticking together

I am planning on making my first batch of fresh pasta soon and have been researching all of the steps. One of these steps is to dust a bit of flour on fresh pasta dough to make it easier to work ...
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Will cooking tagliatelle in squid ink turn it black?

I am planning to make squid ink pasta, but I do not have pasta machine. Since I am lazy, I want to boil dried pasta in squid ink water. Will it turn black...or not black enough?
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Cutting sugar in savory butternut squash dishes

In making savory dishes--specifically ravioli or soups, I find the sweetness of the butternut squash to be a little much. I typically roast the squash with onions, and this only concentrates the ...
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Will my pasta taste fine 5 days later? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How long does cooked pasta last in the fridge? I work Monday to Friday, and dont pack very good lunches, I recently bought a bunch of pasta and sauce, my plan is to make 5 ...
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Does addition of tomato puree make the oil component of sauce less lubricating?

I believe the oil component of a sauce of a pasta sauce, for example is the critical lubricating factor. It is here that herbs and spices will get infused. Wherever the oil goes thereafter so will ...
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Newbie to Dutch Oven

I just bought a dutch oven and was wondering if I can use that instead of a larger pot for pasta. Can you also bake casseroles in it?
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Quantity of Orzo when using other ingredients

I am making an orzo salad, and I am adding Rotisserie chicken, green onions, cherub tomatoes artichoke hearts, lemon juice and zest as well as herbs. I am making this for a BBQ party with apprx. 25 ...
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Marcato Atlas 150 spaghetti head

I use my Marcato Atlas 150 for fettuccini and occasionally to make lasagna noodles. One side if the fettuccini head has a spaghetti roller. I've used it a only a couple of times because the pasta is ...
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Can I use apple cider vinegar instead of white wine vinegar for cooking? [duplicate]

Can I substitute apple cider vinegar for white wine vinegar in a pasta and chicken dish?
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Is it okay to prepare “Cannelloni with Spinach” recipe and put it in fridge BEFORE baking?

I'm working on this "Cannelloni with Spinach & Ricotta": http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pasta-recipes/awesome-spinach-ricotta-cannelloni The last step is bake it for 20-25 minutes. Is it okay ...
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How to increase flavour intensity in this recipe? [closed]

I am thinking of making dinner tonight (probably pasta) and the ingredients that I have a courgettes, tomatoes and half a butternut squash. I am 70% vegetarian I first added olive oil, then fried ...
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How can I turn my pasta salad into a pickle?

A pickle that would preserve it for a week? Would it ruin the taste of the pasta salad?
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How to master homemade pasta? [closed]

I've made my own pasta for the first time today. While the results were far from bad, it was not perfect. It looked a little bit too "fluffy" when compared to store-bought pasta (I mean the ...
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Does a thawed frozen entree rot? [duplicate]

I left an Indian cuisine frozen entrée out and I left for two weeks. Will I come home to maggots? I heard Frozen foods can't produce maggots. Please help!
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Is it good to add salt or oil to pasta water [duplicate]

Is it necessary as should i add salt or oil to the pasta water when it comes to the boil as before i add the pasta??Does it really effect the outcome of the pasta at all?
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Premix dry herbs for easy oil pasta

How normal is it to use premixed dried herbs with pre-toasted garlic as a quick oil pasta preparation? Is it presumable that one can just use supermarket brands in making one's own premixes, or is it ...
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How long will spaghetti and meat sauce last in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

Today, I accidentally forgot that I had brought my lunch in - leftover spaghetti noodles and a meat sauce (sauce from a jar, meat cooked fresh and added to the sauce) that we had last night. They are ...
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What other Italian cheese(s) could be substituted for parmesan in most recipes? [duplicate]

I seem to be unable to tolerate Parmesan cheese (not the processed "parmesan-flavored" cheese, but the real Italian Parmesan) - as a topping it makes me gag, and if included in a recipe either ...
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Triple batch multipliers [duplicate]

I read on Wikihow that when you double batch that you should multiply seasonings times 1.5, then adjust to taste. Similarly for alcohol, multiply by 1.25. I am writing a story in which one character ...
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spaghetti dinner [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I keep pasta from sticking to itself? We have a spaghetti dinner at our church and the problem is is that we don't mix it in with sauce because some don't want sauce ...
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Rice vs pasta and potatoes

Potatoes, pasta and boiled jasmin rice are all starch and do not taste much by themselves. However I would not serve tomato sauce nor olives to the rice. On the other hand I would not serve potatoes ...
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Can alfredo pasta be made in mixed sauce?

Is it possible to make alfredo pasta in mixed (both red and white) sauce? Is alfredo pasta the same as pasta made in white sauce?
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Why do pasta leftovers lose flavor and creaminess in the following days?

I don't expect pasta to be el dente out of the fridge. However with red sauces it seems like there is way too little sauce and too much fat at the bottom and not on the noodle. When I combine the ...
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recipe asks for fideo pasta number 0 thickness

i have a recipe that lists fideo pasta 0 thickness for the pasta. where can I find this pasta?
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Does the pasta have to stick to the wall?

One of the most popular advices about cooking, is about pastas (specifically spaghetti), which tell us to throw the spaghetti to the wall and if it sticks, it's ready. Now, why if people are trying to ...
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Is there any difference between wholewheat pasta and wholewheat sphaghetti besides the shape?

I'm asking about the plain food as you would buy from the shop which has no extra ingredients. It seems to me they are both pure wheat just in different shapes. Is that correct or has one been ...
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Can coconut milk always and thoughtlessly substitute cream-based/bechamel sauces? [closed]

I'm thinking of a pasta dish with chicken and mushroom. I have some coconut milk to use. I also want to add cheese at the end, because cheese. But I'm worried the coconut milk might be too strong/odd ...
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Is there a way to make pasta dry rather than watery?

After I boil and strain pasta it tastes watery unlike rice which can be dry if you don't use too much water. Is there a way to make pasta dry too?
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What are the minimum ingredients for a pasta sauce?

I want my pasta to absorb a sauce which consists of herbs and spices only. What are the minimum ingredients that are needed for this? for example do you really need oil, tomatoes, onions or is one ...
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How do you cook pasta?

How do you cook pasta and what temperature?

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