#RespectThePasta Family Favourite

April 11, 2014 Off By Laura TMOT
As an ASK Italian #RespectThePasta Blogger I was set the challenge to create a family favourite pasta dish following the rules set out by ASK Ambassador Theo Randall, who has had a huge hand in creating some of the delicious dishes on offer at ASK Italian.

Our favourite dish was easy to choose so Elizabeth helped me buy the ingredients for Spaghetti Bolognese earlier today. I use extra lean mince, a  soffrito passatta, an onion, a few cherry tomatoes, a clove of garlic, spaghetti and some parmasan cheese along with a splash of olive oil.

So what are Theo’s rules?


DO:
-Use LOTS of boiling, well-salted water
-Cook for two minutes less than the packet instructions and finish cooking in the sauce with a spoonful of cooking water
-Enjoy immediately in small portions in warm bowls or plates – “pasta waits for no man”

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Use Lots of boiling, well-salted water

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Cook for two minutes less than packet instructions

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Enjoy immediately in small portions in warm bowls or plates

DO NOT
-Tip pasta into a colander to drain it – use tongs or a slotted spoon to take pasta out of the water
-Test ‘done-ness’ by throwing pasta onto the walls
-Use too much sauce – coat the pasta, don’t drown it
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Don’t use a Colander – Use tongs or a slotted spoon to take pasta out of the water

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Don’t test ‘done-ness’ by throwing pasta onto the walls!

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Don’t use too much sauce, coat the pasta don’t drown it

We don’t have a recipe as such, we just throw it all in a pan and mix it all up. The great thing about Spaghetti Bolognese is as long as you have the basic ingredients the same then everything else just kind of comes together!