Homemade Pasta Dishes
capellini which literally means thin hair, is a variety of Italian pasta which, like spaghetti, comes in long strands, but is much thinner. I used to think that capellini and angel hair pasta were one and the same, but i found out that capellini d’angelo, or angel hair pasta, is an even thinner version compared to the regular capellini, by a few millimeters that is.
after cooking the pasta in boiling water, it was placed in a tap water bath to stop the cooking process. Hubby then began the sauce by sauteing some garlic in olive oil
the tuna from the can (of course you can use fresh ones but we’re amateurs hahaha!) was dropped in the pan followed by rosemary, thyme, and freshly ground black pepper
the capellini was then thrown into the pan and mixed with the sauce
The flavors from the herbs were delicious but hubby and i thought that the pasta was a little overdone. We’ll make sure to cook it a few seconds less next time.
Our conclusion was that because the capellini is so thin, it cooks much, much faster than regular spaghetti. What do you think?
Challenged by the slightly overcooked pasta, hubby decided he would give another dish a try this time it was a linguine mushroom afredo
Linguine is a flat variety of pasta like fettuccine but not as wide.
a couple of squares of butter were melted in the pan followed by a thick cream of mushroom. The perfectly cooked linguine was then added
Traditionally, pasta alfredo is served with Parmesan cheese but we decided we would use the left over Old Amsterdam Cheese we had from the salad i made.
It was a great alternative!