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Compiled Recipe – Pasta Al Limone

Pasta Al Limone

Ingredients:
* 5 tbsp. (70 grams) unsalted butter)
* finely grated zest of 1 lemon plus fresh juice to taste and additional grated zest for serving
* 1 medium clove garlic, minced
* kosher salt
* 1 pound (450 grams) fresh spaghetti)
* 1 oz. (30 grams) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus more for serving
* freshly ground black pepper

Preparations:
1) In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat until foaming. Lower heat to low, add lemon zest and garlic, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

2) Meanwhile, in a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until just shy of al dente. Reserve about 1 cup (240ml) of the starchy pasta water, then drain pasta.

3) Add pasta to butter mixture, along with 1/2 cup (120ml) reserved pasta water. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring and tossing to coat, until pasta is glazed in a satiny, emulsified sauce.

4) Add grated cheese and toss and stir rapidly until sauce thickens; if it becomes too tight and dry at any time, add more pasta-cooking water to loosen it sufficiently. Add lemon juice to taste, starting with 1 tablespoon (15ml), then adding more until desired tartness is reached. Season with salt and pepper.

5) Serve spaghetti right away, topping each serving with additional grated lemon zest and cheese.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Seafood Pesto Pasta

Seafood Pesto Pasta

Ingredients:
* 2 to 3 tsps. olive oil
* 2 to 3 tbsp. pesto, store-bought
* ¼ cup white fish fillet, cubed
* 100 grams shrimp, peeled
* 300 grams spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
* 1 handful arugula leaves (optional)

Preparations:
1) Heat olive oil in pan. Heat and sauté pesto with seafood.

2) Toss in cooked pasta and season to taste with more pesto.

3) Add fresh arugula, if desired and sauté until slightly wilted.

 

 

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Compiled Recipe – Peanut and Honey Pasta

Peanut and Honey Pasta

Ingredients:
* 1 tbsp. sea salt
* 400 grams spaghetti
* 2 tbsp. vegetable oil (peanut oil)
* 4 tbsp. peanuts, use raw peanuts, skin left on
* 4 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
* 1 cup carrots, julienned and blanched
* 1 cup red bell peppers, julienned and blanched
* ½ cup sliced green onions ( ½ inch pieces), divided
* ¼ cup peanut butter
* 2 tbsp. honey
* 2 tbsp. soy sauce (use Japanese soy sauce)
* 1 tsp. sesame oil
* 2 tsps. calamansi juice
* chili flakes or sliced bird’s eye chilies (siling labuyo) , to taste

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt. Cook pasta according to package directions or until al dente.

2) Meanwhile, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add peanuts and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until peanuts are cooked through. Set aside.

3) Make the dressing: Whisk together all ingredients.

4) Drain noodles and reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water. Toss pasta with dressing then add carrots, bell peppers and half of the green onions. Add pasta water if pasta is too dry.

5) Top with peanuts, garlic and remaining green onions. Serve immediately.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Spicy Tuna Pasta

Spicy Tuna Pasta

Ingredients:
* 1 (400 gram) pack spaghetti
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 medium red onion, peeled, thinly sliced
* 4 cloves garlic, peeled, thinly sliced
* 3 tomatoes, thinly sliced
* 1 (180 gram) can tuna, hot and spicy flavored
* 1 (180 gram) can canned tuna flakes in oil

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

2) Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat oil. Add and sauté onion then garlic until softened and translucent. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, until softened.

3) Add both kinds of pasta and cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. To serve, add cooked pasta and toss in tuna mixture before serving.

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Compiled Recipe – Aglio E Olio (Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil)

Aglio E Olio (Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil)

Ingredients:
* 200 grams dried spaghetti
* ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
* 1 head garlic, peeled, sliced thinly
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* water , for boiling

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water to a boil. Season with salt and add spaghetti. Stir then let cook 8 minutes.

2) Meanwhile, in a large pan over low heat, heat oil and add garlic. Gently simmer garlic until it begins to turn golden.

3) Add cooked spaghetti to the pan and toss. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Salted Egg and Tomato Pasta

Salted Egg and Tomato Pasta

Ingredients:
* 250 grams spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
* 2 salted eggs, peeled and chopped
* 2 red tomatoes, seeded and chopped
* ¼ cup white onions, chopped
* 1 tbsp cilantro leaves (wansoy), chopped
* ½ tsp salt
* ½ tsp ground black pepper

Preparations:
1) Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and set aside.

2) Combine salted eggs, tomatoes, white onions, cilantro (wansoy) , salt and ground black pepper in a bowl. Add pasta and toss until well coated. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

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Compiled Recipe – Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients:
* 3 slices bread, made into breadcrumbs
* 1/3 cup fresh milk, or as needed
* 1 (500 gram) pack spaghetti noodles
* 3 tbsp olive oil
* 1 medium white onion, peeled, chopped
* 2 tbsp tomato paste
* 1 (800 gram) can whole peeled tomatoes
* ¼ kilo ground pork
* ¼ kilo ground beef
* 4 slices bacon, chopped
* 1/3 cup parsley leaves, chopped
* 1 large egg
* 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* oil (for deep frying)

Preparations:
1) In a large wet breadcrumbs with milk. Set aside. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Keep warm.

2) Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Sauté onion until translucent. Transfer half the onions to the bread mixture. Stir tomato paste into the pan. Add tomatoes, breaking up the fruit. Stir tomato paste into the pan. Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Set aside.

3) Prepare pot for deep frying. Then, mix wet breadcrumbs (will look like paste) , onions, ground meats, bacon, parsley, egg and Parmesan cheese. Test for seasoning by cooking a small portion; adjust as needed. Using an ice cream scoop, make 20 2-inch round meatballs. Deep fry meatballs until browned. Drain on a rack over paper towels.

4) Toss cooked spaghetti with tomato sauce. Serve with meatballs.

 

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Compiled Recipe – Spicy Curry Noodles

Spicy Curry Noodles

Ingredients:
* 340 grams spaghetti
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 small red onion, peeled, chopped
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
* 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
* 3 tsp red Thai curry paste
* 2 tbsp soy sauce
* ½ cup coconut milk
* ¼ cup basil leaves, chopped
* 1 cup snow peas (sitsaro), halved diagonally
* 2 scallions, cut into ½-inch lengths
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water, salted, to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and keep warm. Set aside.

2) Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over low heat, heat oil. Sauté onion, garlic and ginger until aromatic. Add curry paste and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer, stirring to mix in curry.

3) Pour in coconut milk and bring to a simmer again. Add cooked pasta, basil and snow peas and toss to mix. Taste (as some curry pastes are salted) and season to taste with salt and ground black pepper.

4) Divide into bowls and top with scallions. Serve while hot.

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Compiled Recipe – Tomato and Spam Pasta

Tomato and Spam Pasta

Ingredients:
* 400 grams spaghetti
* 2 tbsp oil
* 1 medium red onion, sliced
* 3 cloves garlic, peeled, minced
* 1 (340 gram) can spam, cubed
* 1 (400 gram) can diced tomatoes
* ½ tsp dried basil leaves
* 1 tsp dried oregano
* ½ tsp dried chili flakes
* 1 tbsp sun-dried tomato pesto
* ½ cup all purpose cream
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)

Preparations:
1) Bring a pot of water, salted, to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and keep warm.

2) In a large wok over medium heat, heat oil then sauté onion, then garlic, until softened. Add Spam and cook until heated through. Dump canned tomatoes, including juices, in the can, and herbs into the wok. Cook, crushing tomatoes, until mixture begins to simmer. Stir in tomato pesto and cream. Season to taste. Cook until heated through.

3) Divide cooked pasta into the bowls and top with chunky sauce. Sprinkle with basil leaves and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

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Compiled Recipe – Meatballs Spaghetti

Meatballs Spaghetti

Ingredients:
* 1 kilo pork (use ground pork)
* 2 hotdogs (finely chopped)
* ¼ cup breadcrumbs
* 1 large egg, beaten
* 1 pack spaghetti, around 200 grams
* 1 small red onion, finely chopped
* 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
* 1 pack tomato sauce (use Filipino style sauce, around 250 grams)
* 1 tbsp sugar (to taste)
* 1 tbsp fresh milk
* cheese , grated (optional)
* salt (to taste)
* ground black pepper (to taste)
* oil (for frying)

Preparations:
1) In a large bowl, dump pork, hotdogs, breadcrumbs, egg and salt and ground black pepper. Cook a small portion to test for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Form into ½-inch thick balls. Set aside.

2) Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.

3) Heat a deep sauté pan over medium heat with enough oil for pan frying. Pan fry meatballs, covered, in batches until each meatball has browned on all sides. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

4) In the same pan, drain any excess oil. Cook onion, then garlic until softened and translucent. Stir in tomato sauce, sugar and milk. Bring to a boil, then simmer. Season to taste with sugar, salt and ground pepper.

5) To serve, toss spaghetti with sauce. Divide spaghetti among 4 plates. Top with mini meatballs. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired.