It is without a doubt, every pasta lover can proudly say that they can cook a good pasta dish. Pasta is so simple and easy, you have to try very hard to go wrong with the taste. But, the pasta served in a restaurant always tastes better than the home cooked one. What if I say that a few tips can turn a pasta recipe from good to great (more like, PERFECT….)? So, are you ready to take your pasta cooking skills to a whole new level?
Just like there are different sizes and shapes of pasta, there are various pasta sauces. You can definitely pick your favorite pasta and add it to your favorite sauce. It may taste delicious, but why just settle for good, when you can do better? It is important that the sauce and pasta should complement each other, for a visual and sensual treat. The best way to pair the pasta with the sauce is to understand the size, shape and texture of the pasta. These 3 things are the key for a lip-smacking pasta dish, so choose the right pasta for the sauce or vice versa.
Most pasta shapes are designed in a way that they complement the ingredients used in the recipe. With so many pasta shapes out there, choosing the right pasta for your sauce might be overwhelming. Fear not friends! Agastya Foods is here to give you tips on choosing the right pasta. The simple trick is matching the thickness of your pasta with the consistency of the sauce, so the heavier the sauce the thicker the pasta.
Here are a few fool proof pairings using the best pasta range from Agastya Foods:
- Long and thin pasta types are best coupled with light sauces – Tomato-Basil, Olive Oil or Spicy Miso are your go to choice. Agastya’s Spaghetti pasta and Vermicelli pasta, both would be the perfect options for this recipe as the light sauce would coat each strand of the pasta.
- Tubular pastas like Penne and Rigatoni have hollow centers which capture more sauce, enhancing the taste with every bite. The outer carvings on these pasta holds on to extra sauce which is a delight to your taste buds. Alfredo sauce pairs well with these Pasta. Try Agastya Penne Pasta or the Hula Hoop Pasta the next time you want to enjoy these creamy sauces.
- Pasta with a twist like Fusili and Spiral go well with the lighter, smoother sauces. They have ridges carved out on them and these curves hold on to the sauce. Pesto is a perfect match for Agastya Food’s Fusili and Spiral Pasta. It is indeed a match made in heaven!
Now, we have enough details on the perfect pairings with the pasta. What else makes a tasty pasta dish? Apart from the above tips, there are a few more things that will help you make an amazing pasta. Always salt your pasta water. Use a big pot to make pasta so that it has enough room to move. Do not overcook the pasta! Trust me, you do not want a mushy pasta!
Making pasta might not be difficult, but what makes a great pasta is the cooking process and the quality of the pasta. Agastya Foods offers a variety of high quality pasta products,so wait no more, grab your favorite Agastya pasta from your nearest store.