Widely Used Variety of Pasta
Who does not want to eat pasta? It seems like pasta becomes part of one’s life. The taste of a pasta depends on how it is being used it can be rich and filling or even light and healthy. Though pasta started as a dish from farmers, it reach its peak in many famous restaurants all over the world due to its elegance and simplicity.
Looking at the shop in Italy and surely you will find dozens of different types of pasta. Look in a supermarket and you will see that there are hundreds. Outside Italy only a few of pasta are widely known – spaghetti and lasagna being the most known. Thus they are often used in completely wrong type of dish. For instance, the spaghetti bolognese, no Italian would ever put a Bolognese sauce with spaghetti since spaghetti pasta is too thin and the meat would not stick to it as it should.
As a result, here are the basic types of pasta and the different dishes they can be served best.
First in the list would be the Farfalle pasta. It is called Farfalle since it is like in the shape of a bow tie. Farfalle pasta can be served with butter, garlic sauce and meat like grilled chicken, sausage or a ground beef. Its shape and rich texture really goes well with tomato and cheese sauces and with vegetables.
Next pasta that is known would be Capellini It is commonly known as “angel hair” pasta. Same with the spaghetti, this pasta is long and thin, but it is much more fine and can’t hold meat or any vegetable sauces. The pasta can be used in broths and soups and also with lemon butter sauce since it has a delicate texture. It is usually popular than the spaghetti in warm summer due to its light texture that does not weigh down the stomach.
Third on the list would be Penne. These types of pasta are elongated tubes cut at a slant, with ridges shape. Penne pasta is a hearty and rich meals and is often served with meat and pesto sauces for meatballs, chicken and even sausages. Unlike Capellini, this type of pasta could hold onto the herbs and sauces well due to the ridges of pasta.
Linguine is the fourth basic type of pasta. Linguine is a cousin of spaghetti pasta- it’s long and straight and flat in design. This type of pasta is used with tomato-based sauces especially with seafoods. Unlike other pastas, it is often sold dried in all Italian shops.