Pasta is a type of food made from flour, water, and sometimes eggs, which is mixed, kneaded and formed into various shapes, and boiled prior to consumption. While the name comes from Italy, pasta is very popular all over the world. The English word pasta generally refers to noodles and other food products made from a flour and water paste, often including egg and salt.
There are two major classifications: pasta fresca (fresh) and pasta secca (dried). From here, there are more than 400 unique types of pasta: sheets, strips, long strands, cylinders, unique shapes, flavors, and many other local varieties. There are more names for pasta than the mind can retain, yet all are made from the same basic ingredients — 100% durum wheat and water with a specific percentage of acidity and humidity under Italian law. Varying from the basics, light flavors and colors can be added to pasta with egg yolk, spinach, tomato paste, chocolate, and even squid ink. Each of these pastas creates its own unique dining experience when properly served. Another crucial aspect of the experience is pasta being married with an appropriate, complimentary sauce. The individual shape and texture given to pasta can be somewhat of a code in determining the proper sauce. A simple rule of thumb would be as follows: thick pasta = thick sauce, light pasta = light sauce.
It’s fast, easy and everyone loves it – little wonder that pasta is one of the most popular dishes in the world. Quick, tasty and filling – pasta is perfect for midweek meals.
Here are the best pasta recipes from the month of August 2013. If you think other recipes also deserve to be on this list, please leave a comment.
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Phanaeng curry, panang curry, or penang curry is a type of Thai curry that is generally milder than other Thai curries. It traditionally includes dried chili peppers, galangal, lemongrass, coriander root, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, garlic, shrimp paste and salt, and sometimes also shallots and peanuts. A popular phanaeng curry dish is beef phanaeng, which is a dish based on beef in a curry sauce. The traditional dish contains beef cut in thin strips, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, phanaeng curry paste, palm sugar and fish sauce. The dish typically contains thick coconut milk and will have very little other liquids added. For vegetarians, tofu can be used in place of beef.
Phanaeng curry is named after Penang island, an island which is located in Malaysia. In Penang, this dish is mostly served by the Malay and Peranakan people of Penang.
There are 463 calories in 1 serving of Typical Restaurant Panang Curry Chicken.
Here are the best 56 panang curry recipes, listed in no particular order. Please scroll down to vote for your favorite. Warning: this is a very image-heavy post!
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Chicken Noodle Soup, also sometimes called a Chicken Stew, is a very popular dish made from egg noodles (mostly) and chicken.
The preparation is popular for its light and pleasing taste and a range of health benefits that have been associated with it. In addition, the soup is a comfort food and a popular snack as well.
In various countries, Chicken Noodle Soups are a very filling and wholesome preparation and not just a part of the main course, but a whole main course by themselves.
Here are 60 of the most delicious chicken noodle soup recipes we found on the internet.
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This authentic Mexican dish can be stuffed with a variety of meats, cheese, beans or vegetables. We like ours with chicken!
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All summer I practiced with my slow cookers, adapting recipes from cookbooks and blogs, modifying some of my own stove top and oven favorites to the low-and-slow cooking style of these wonderful little machines. I knew the day would come when I would give zucchini a try, yet I feared turning it to complete and utter mush with hours of cooking. The solution? Add it at the end, so it stays firm and flavorful. This quinoa with zucchini, mushrooms and chicken sausage, a satisfying one-pot meal, requires just five minutes of prep, and delivers big flavor, with no mush. Practice makes perfect.
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Recipe borrowed from Smitten Kitchen
5 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (or flat-leaf parsley if you are cilantro-averse)
1/4 cup Asian fish sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce (I accidentally doubled this and can only advise you do the same)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper
8 whole chicken legs, split, or 8 drumsticks and 8 thighs (about 5 pounds total)
Thai sweet chili sauce, for serving
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