Spaghetti Day is tomorrow, January 4! What better way to celebrate than by cooking up a delicious plate of your favorite spaghetti recipe? If you’re looking for something a little different, we have some great ideas to make your spaghetti night even more special.
First, make sure you have the right cookware to cook your spaghetti. A quality pot or pan is essential for the perfect pasta dish. Look for one with an aluminum or stainless steel base to get the best heat conduction and even cooking. Non-stick surfaces are also great for making sure your sauce doesn’t stick to the pan.
Next, choose the right pasta. There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from, so take some time to decide what kind of pasta you want. For a classic spaghetti dish, try using spaghetti noodles or angel hair pasta. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also try a more unusual shape like rigatoni, penne, or fusilli.
Finally, it’s time for the sauce. From classic tomato sauce to creamy alfredo, there are so many delicious options to choose from. You can even make your own sauce from scratch using fresh ingredients.
No matter what kind of spaghetti you decide to make, make sure you have all the right kitchen tools to make it perfect. Invest in quality knives and cutting boards to make chopping easier, and use a colander to drain the noodles after they’re done cooking.
Here are 3 recipe ideas:
1. True Italian Spaghetti Carbonara: To make a classic Italian carbonara, begin by cooking spaghetti in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, fry some diced guanciale (pork cheek) until it is crispy. In a bowl, whisk together some eggs, fresh parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Drain the cooked spaghetti and add it to the pan with the guanciale. Pour the egg mixture over the pasta and stir quickly to combine. Serve the carbonara immediately, with some extra parmesan cheese on top.
2. Spaghetti Bolognese: Start by browning ground beef in a large skillet and add chopped onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Once the vegetables are softened, add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, and Italian seasoning. Simmer for 15 minutes and then add cooked spaghetti to the sauce and stir until the noodles are fully coated. Top with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
3. Spaghetti with Lemon and Basil: Begin by sautéing garlic and shallots in olive oil. Add cooked spaghetti to the skillet and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Squeeze in the juice of one lemon and stir in some fresh basil. Plate the spaghetti and top with extra lemon slices, Parmesan cheese, and freshly cracked black pepper.
We hope you have a great Spaghetti Day! Try out a new recipe or impress your friends and family with your cooking skills. Buon appetito!