Spaghetti is a tradition in many households. Boil the noodles, heat a jar of sauce and throw on a few meatballs. Simple, quick but not fancy. When we want the full Italian experience, we visit the local Italian bistro or restaurant. Somehow the spaghetti dinners taste better. Bringing the bistro taste into your kitchen is easier than you may think. With a simple spaghetti recipe we call "Spafetti", your family will asking for seconds and wondering if Chef Giada stopped by.
Simple Spaghetti Recipe with a Five Star Taste
Want a simple spaghetti recipe with a delicious twist? Transform everyday plate of spaghetti into a meal to remember. Learn the secrets of "Spafetti".
The Basic Recipe
The best part of Spafetti is you do not have to change your traditional recipe. Make spaghetti with your standard recipe. Our recipe uses one secret ingredient at the end of the cooking process. You do not have to shop for exotic spices or special items. Follow the method you have been using for years. 1) Boil spaghetti, 2) open a jar of sauce and 3) make your dinner. How simple is that?
What is your favorite spaghetti sauce?
Where is the 5 Star magic?
We promised 5 Star taste. Be patient. The biggest changes to your simple spaghetti recipe is in the whole process. Spafetti requires a few modifications to your preparation process.
- Washing the cooked spaghetti
Many Italian cooks will tell you that washing your spaghetti is a sin. We will not debate this. We find Spafetti tastes better using washed spaghetti.
- Heat the spaghetti sauce on low
There is no secret here. The longer a sauce cooks, the better it tastes. If your spaghetti recipe calls for adding spices, then longer cooking times release more flavors.
- Learn to "plate" your spaghetti
Presenting (often called plating) your spaghetti dinner enhances the appeal. By nature, we eat with our eyes first. If a meal looks delicious, then it will taste delicious.
Secret Ingredient - Feta Cheese
This is where the name Spafetti comes from. Feta cheese adds a unique and wonderful taste to spaghetti. When plated well, the meal looks fabulous.
At first, Feta cheese may not sound like a good culinary choice for spaghetti. Generally, Feta cheese is reserved for salads, chicken recipes and the occasional pizza topping. However, you should try it with spaghetti.
A Plate of Spafetti - Chef ManCave
Carl Dunn - © 2013
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