Pasta is a firm favourite in Irish homes, and it’s easy to see why. With a few simple tweaks, you can transform your pasta recipes to restaurant standard. Stand back and watch your family get excited!
Undercook your pasta by one or two minutes and finish it IN the cooking sauce, with a slug of cooking water from the pasta. The pasta will absorb some of the flavour of the sauce, and the cooking liquid will help the sauce stick to the pasta. Genius!
It’s not just about cheese. Garnish your pasta with a grating of lemon zest, some crunchy breadcrumbs or even a crumble of crispy bacon to add texture and taste.
Herb it up. Experiment with lots of fresh herbs in your pasta dishes. Rosemary, for example, is a great friend of pork and beef while dill and mint works with seafood Use sparingly to add a herby hit to your favourite dishes.
Inspired? Check out some of our favourite pasta dishes: