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Old 07-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Pasta variation tips

Hey guys so I'm kind of just cleaning out my fridge before I go shopping today and was thinking about making some sort of pasta dish and throwing in artichoke hearts zucchini and summer squash.

Could you guys help me think of a light sauce to make.

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Old 07-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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A butter and white wine sauce might be good. Toss in some shrimp too.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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Probably gonna do chicken my dads allergic to shrimp. But, what's the difference between white wine and cooking wine and why would you want to choose one over the other?
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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Choose a wine you would drink. Cooking wine is nasty, with added salt. It's not fit for anything, especially cooking.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #5
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What would be a good way to spice up olive oil if I just wanted to make that the sauce
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Never use cooking wine. Buy an inexpensive white or red wine and use that. If you are not wine drinkers, buy a small bottle of dry vermouth and use that. It will last for a long time.

Cooking wine if awful wine with things added to make it undrinkable (salt, etc). If it's undrinkable, it shouldn't be used in food.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:52 AM   #7
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Any of these might work: Butter, pepper flakes, capers, a few chopped olives, toasted nuts, onions or shallots, garlic. Oh, forgot about the parmesan.
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Cooking wine (as sold in many stores) should be outlawed.
Good rule of thumb is to never cook with a wine you wouldn't want to drink.
As for olive oil, you can use any variety of fresh or dried herbs, minced garlic, chili flakes (cayenne for example,) or any other spices you have on hand to mix with olive oil for use in a sauce.
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Save a little of the pasta water to use to thicken the sauce, and add some grated Parmesan cheese.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:03 PM   #10
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I'd do kind of a pasta primavera. You probably need to saute the summer squash first because the other veggies will cook more quickly. Maybe toss in some diced tomatoes at the end and some herbs. Serve with grated cheese, pepper, and oil.
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