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Old 10-26-2011, 04:40 PM   #11
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As much as I love pasta, I have to say I don't really like angel hair. Most times it's served overcooked, thus mushy. Ick.

I prefer toothsome pasta. Favorites being (in addition to fettuccine) some odder shapes like strozzapretti and riccia. I like pasta that holds a sauce well, and I don't think Angel hair does that.
I tend to agree June. I just don't care for the texture of any angel hair pasta I've prepared or eaten. Maybe I don't know how to cook it properly. I have an idea that it's a matter of seconds between good and bad angel hair pasta.

How do you cook yours Timothy?
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:46 PM   #12
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I've eaten it all kinds of ways. With just butter and garlic, marinara sauce, cooked in chicken broth, all kinds of sauces. I guess the only way I haven't had it is with seafood and I don't like seafood....
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #13
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I tend to agree June. I just don't care for the texture of any angel hair pasta I've prepared or eaten. Maybe I don't know how to cook it properly. I have an idea that it's a matter of seconds between good and bad angel hair pasta.

How do you cook yours Timothy?
I'm not very fussy about the doneness. I use a "Fasta Pasta" to cook my pasta. It works great to me. It's a heck of a gadget! The times they have in the little book that came with it work perfectly for me.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #14
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I prefer angel hair to regular pasta for just about everything pasta-wise.
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #15
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I prefer angel hair to regular pasta for just about everything pasta-wise.
Me too! If I ate it as much as I'd like to, I'd have to widen the doorways....
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:37 PM   #16
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I always use thin or angel hair pasta, the thick strands make me feel poor!

I think scallops, snow peas, olive oil, butter, lots of garlic and a good shake of hot pepper flakes is nice!
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:58 PM   #17
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I always use thin or angel hair pasta, the thick strands make me feel poor!

I think scallops, snow peas, olive oil, butter, lots of garlic and a good shake of hot pepper flakes is nice!

The angel does seem a little more.....elegant, than those big fat
strands sucking up all the sauce!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:12 PM   #18
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I prefer angel hair to regular pasta for just about everything pasta-wise.
I used to be the exact same way. The skinnier the better. The older I get the more I like a certain pasta for a certain dish though.
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I used to be the exact same way. The skinnier the better. The older I get the more I like a certain pasta for a certain dish though.
Blasphemous as it may sound, I don't care for a lot of pastas, especially macaroni. Tuna and noodles is an exception. And my sauce-to-pasta ratio is probably higher than most folks would prefer!
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Blasphemous as it may sound, I don't care for a lot of pastas, especially macaroni. Tuna and noodles is an exception. And my sauce-to-pasta ratio is probably higher than most folks would prefer!
What is blasphemous is for as much as I like pasta, and as much as I like tuna, I don't like them both together unless it's in a Greek type, fresh grilled tuna dish. I never got into the tuna noodle casserole thing

Love my sauce, too

I still need to buy some bird's nest angel hair and try out Andy's recipe
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