Tuesday, June 09, 2009

1001 Simple pasta recipes

This cookbook lists 1000 simple dried pasta recipes. Click the image to view and print the cookbook. 

10 different pasta shapes are combined with 10 simple sauces and 10 additives to create a thousand easy pasta recipes.


The base :

Almost any dry pasta shape can be used, as long as it is not too large or too small. The following shapes are used in this cookbook.

0.: Macaroni (  elbows) 

1.: Fusilli ( Twisted )

2.: Farfalle ( butterfly)

3.: Penne ( hollow cylinder)

4.: Campanelle ( bells)

5.: Cappelletti ( hat )

6.: Cavatappi ( corkscrew)

7.: Cavatelli ( half closed discs)

8.: Gemili ( twisted strands)

9.: Fusion ( Experiment with different shapes / pastas from different regions)


The Sauce

0.: None (Pasta tastes delicious with no sauce at all. A dash of olive oil / lemon juice / melted butter or a sprinkling of dried herbs and parmesan cheese powder is all you need to devour a pile of pasta !)

1.: Garlic butter

2.: Readymade soups/ stock ( Quick and simple, any soup / stock can double as a pasta sauce)

3.: Soup Powder ( So convenient to store and use, these can be turned into quick pasta sauces)

5.: Pesto ( A no cook, blended sauce)

6.: Tomato sauce 

7.: Roasted Eggplant 

8.: Marinara Sauce

9.: Fusion (Most salad dressings can double as pasta sauces. Also try using sauces from other cuisines– pasta goes well with almost anything !)



0.: None ( No additives are needed – pasta with just a drizzle of olive oil makes a great dish !)

1.: Salad ( Fresh vegetables mixed with pasta makes a great full meal)

2.: Cheese  ( A variety of grated hard cheeses can be used)

3.: Cold cuts ( Any ready to eat meat can be used)

4.: Vegetables ( Stir fried vegetables are a great addition to pasta)

5.:. Meats ( A variety of cooked, boneless meat can be used)

6.: Seafood  ( All seafood cooks quickly and makes a tasty addition to pasta)

7.: Eggs (Though the recipe calls for scrambled eggs, you can use fried / poached / hardboiled eggs)

8.: Legumes ( Boiled legumes make a good meat substitute)

9.: Fusion (Feel free to experiment with local meats and vegetables – pasta is so versatile, it fits into any cuisine. In fact many cuisines have their own versions of pasta)

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