Pasta is a comfort food! Originating in Italy, it is now a favorite dish of many the world over. Pasta is essentially durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into its various popular shapes. Some of the well-known varieties of pasta are penne, farfalle (bow-ties), macaroni, ravioli (pillows of pasta with a stuffing), spaghetti and fusilli however, there are over 35 shapes that you can pick from. Each shape has a distinct quality that goes with a certain type of sauce. If the shape and sauce are matched correctly, the final dish is more satiating and tasty! Although, spaghetti is the most versatile and goes well with almost all sauces.
The amazing chefs at Holachef work up some delicious pasta sauces from scratch. We are listing here some of these pasta flavorings that will help you decide which one you actually like the most!
Also known as Napoli sauce or Napoletana sauce, it is a thick tomato sauce with bay leaf, thyme, pepper, organo, basil and cloves. It also has the flavor of olive oil and onions. It is thick and goes well with farfalle or fusilli pasta. Chef Sheetal serves it with oven fresh garlic bread and salad.
Herbed Lemon Sauce
It’s a buttery sauce with a zest lemon taste. Its main ingredients are oregano, basil, garlic, black pepper, butter and lemon juice; along with some broth. This citrusy sauce is a hot favorite of many and goes very well with farfalle or fusilli pasta. At Holachef, it is accompanied with freshly baked garlic bread by Chef Arpita.
It is a simple green sauce made with basil, garlic, pine nuts, cheese and olive oil. All of these ingredients have a distinct flavor which magically blends well into a delicious sauce. Pesto is best enjoyed with linguine pasta that Chef Arpita serves alongside garlic bread and salad.
This sauce, as the name suggests, is spicy! It is made with paprika of a hot variety, garlic, tomatoes, onions and olive oil. It is a favorite with those who like their pasta spicier than usual with a touch of tanginess. Chef Preety serves it at Holachef with grilled vegetables and garlic bread.
Spinach Cream Sauce
This sauce is absolutely heavenly with its spinach flavor in a creamy base. Its main ingredients are butter, garlic, nutmeg, spinach, pepper, fresh cream and cheese. It is smooth, comforting and scores high on taste. It goes well with penne pasta. Chef Arpita serves it with garlic bread, herbed mashed potato and salad.
This is one of the very popular sauces and is made with garlic, tomatoes, red chili peppers and cooked in olive oil. Sometimes, it also includes onion. The sauce goes very well with penne pasta which Chef Preety serves with garlic bread and salad at at Holachef
These are just some of the many pasta preparations that have been served by Holachef. Which is your favorite pasta sauce? You can tell us in the comments below!
Until next time, eat hearty. Everyday!