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Quickly add extra flavour to any pasta

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This is wildly simple, I don't know how common it is but while boiling up some pasta for dinner I thought it would be worth a go. 

It takes 30 seconds and can add great flavours to the pasta itself, making the end dish way nicer. 

If you use pepper like me your kitchen will smell amazing for the evening
 
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Step 1: Throw pasta in the pan as normal

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As you normally would, there's nothing complicated to do here. 

Step 2: Add condiments

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I ground a load of pepper in to this one which was really good. 

You could use anything though: 

 - Herbs
 - Spices
 - Chilli peppers
 - Powerful sauces
 - Bay leaves would be very nice

Step 3: Boil as normal

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You might need to stir more often than usual because of the spices mixed in. 
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SUPER simple! Thank you!
ilpug2 years ago
Is that Annies Pasta by any chance? Looks like it to me. Or the same type at least.
killerjackalope (author)  ilpug2 years ago
Tesco's bog standard conchigle, get it in a 5KG bag, then go with fusilli and so forth...

I rarely bother with fresh egg pasta unless it's reduced, same on noodles.

Though Asia supermarket has terrifying energy drinks beside noodle nests that are MAZIN. I've gotten distracted a bit here.
I am in the US, so they probably don't have it here. We get stuff called Annies that is virtually the same, but they have a rather crazy rabbit as the mascot.
killerjackalope (author)  ilpug2 years ago
You don't have Tesco as far as I know, massive supermarket chain.

It's pretty good pasta and it's four quid for eleven pounds of the stuff...

That would be the conchigle bit, the name of pasta shells, though it wouldn't be shocking to find out the same place makes them if they're a relatively cheap brand. There's a lot of that world wide, sometimes you pick something up and realise it's also something else.

You feel like you've caught some one giggling while drawing a moustache on your driving license... (Ok maybe not that, that's a pretty specific feeling)
I. What? Ok.

Yeah, international trade is interesting. Like watching ants fight.
l8nite2 years ago
Every tv cook says "season the water well" and then only adds salt !! I go with garlic and onion powders or a packaged taco or chili seasoning or whatever goes with what I'm making or my mood
killerjackalope (author)  l8nite2 years ago
Good plan, I find chilli flakes work really well, they soak in flavour and will stick to the pasta when draining, I imagine pepper, chilli and onion powder and a tomatoey sauce would work really well, so the pasta delivers a nice kick as you bite down...
dreadyjazz2 years ago
I like to cook mine in half water half vegetable broth with a clove or two of garlic.
ZyZZyvette3 years ago
I like to mix the pasta in with the sauce just before it's finished cooking, so the flavor from the sauce soaks into the pasta a bit. Mixing the pasta with sauce or spices at the end definitely isn't the same... it tastes like pasta mixed with flavor, not flavored pasta. Never tried putting spices in at the beginning, though; I'll have to try it.
When I'm done cooking the sauce I'll use the utensil i was mixing it with (liberally coated with sauce) to stir the noodles until they're finished trying to give them that kick. I can't wait to try this way either!
sunshiine3 years ago
This sounds really good. I will try it next itme.
Missmaxcady3 years ago
I did this with chilli flakes the other night:)
killerjackalope (author)  Missmaxcady3 years ago
Boiled them in to your pasta? How was that... I seem to only use sauces or fresh chillis...
yea it was nice. but i ended up putting more chilli flakes on after for extra taste.
killerjackalope (author)  Missmaxcady3 years ago
I wonder would seeds work well for the boiling...
hmmm not sure. we should do a joint instructable. "relationships for dummies"
killerjackalope (author)  Missmaxcady3 years ago
Ha, fixing the bed's going to be the next one at this rate...
Lol, cant wait to see you. Lets make an instructable on breaking the bed first.
killerjackalope (author)  Missmaxcady3 years ago
Oh it'll be good, lets see, two different Malms from IKEA and what's your bed?
its called the shagmaster 2000
killerjackalope (author)  Missmaxcady3 years ago
it can call itself whatever it wants, it still won't end up bed shaped.
I say "get a room", but ...

killerjackalope (author)  Kiteman3 years ago
We might listen...
STFU, couples, before I take screenshots and submit it...for crying in the bucket...
killerjackalope (author)  Lithium Rain3 years ago
Ha, but she's tots awesomez like OMG
Oh my.. what a comment train.

Full of such wrong.

We have lots of cheap ikea furniture, however, we bought custom solid oak bedroom furniture.
gmjhowe gmjhowe3 years ago
Also, I have to flag one of the comments, purely for pg13ness.
killerjackalope (author)  gmjhowe3 years ago
Woops, guess we need to remember where we're writing... Good call on the furniture
(Ask him who else has been caught chatting to his better half on the site, even though she was in the same building.)
gmjhowe Kiteman3 years ago
At least we were not discussing how we destroy furniture in and around the house.
Kiteman gmjhowe3 years ago
>Remembers comment about PG13, bites tongue<
gmjhowe Kiteman3 years ago
-_-
XD
lemonie3 years ago

I cook it properly, drain, then add pepper & butter / oil.

L
killerjackalope (author)  lemonie3 years ago
Gotta have the butter... adding the pepper during boiling makes for a different taste, try it and see which you prefer, though you need a lot more pepper...
I prefer butter, but I have no fridge...

L
killerjackalope (author)  lemonie3 years ago
Any reason? I'm going to have a try with some sesame oil to see how it is.
Just taste, I've not put sesame oil on pasta, but I'm thinking about it now...

L
killerjackalope (author)  lemonie3 years ago
We have some so its worth a go next time...
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