Quickly Add Extra Flavour to Any Pasta

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Introduction: Quickly Add Extra Flavour to Any Pasta

About: A Northern Ireland based maker with a propensity to cause trouble and freshly constructed family.

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

Step 1: Throw Pasta in the Pan As Normal

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

Step 2: Add Condiments

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

You might need to stir more often than usual because of the spices mixed in. 

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    45 Discussions

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    MaddieJ3
    MaddieJ3

    4 years ago

    I always use salt, but never thought of adding other stuff! Thanks for the tip! I'm going to try this!

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Is that Annies Pasta by any chance? Looks like it to me. Or the same type at least.

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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)

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    ilpug
    ilpug

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I. What? Ok.

    Yeah, international trade is interesting. Like watching ants fight.

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    l8nite
    l8nite

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    dreadyjazz
    dreadyjazz

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I like to cook mine in half water half vegetable broth with a clove or two of garlic.

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    ZyZZyvette
    ZyZZyvette

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    mhuston1
    mhuston1

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    Missmaxcady
    Missmaxcady

    9 years ago on Step 2

    I did this with chilli flakes the other night:)

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    killerjackalope
    killerjackalope

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    Boiled them in to your pasta? How was that... I seem to only use sauces or fresh chillis...

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    Missmaxcady
    Missmaxcady

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 2

    yea it was nice. but i ended up putting more chilli flakes on after for extra taste.

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    Missmaxcady
    Missmaxcady

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    hmmm not sure. we should do a joint instructable. "relationships for dummies"

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    Missmaxcady
    Missmaxcady

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Lol, cant wait to see you. Lets make an instructable on breaking the bed first.