I’ve been wanting to show you how to make pasta for quite some time now. Mostly because I have yet to see a real good video tutorial that shows you, step by step, exactly how to do it. So I put together this “fool proof” recipe that will teach you how to make the dough, understand it’s texture and know for sure when it is ready. Once you understand this concept, you will make great pasta. With out it, you will fail and most likely end up frustrated or, worse, possibly end up hating the whole procedure altogether But the fact is, fresh pasta tastes 10 times better than dehydrated and once you see how easy this is you’ll never go back.
Another great thing about this recipe and the way I show you how to make pasta is that you can freeze the noodles in bunch’s or the dough in bulk. And if you want to defeat the purpose of making fresh pasta, in the first place, you can hang the noodles out on a rack and let them dry, if you want, when they’re done.
My How to make Pasta video
This, “How to make Pasta” video recipe will show you how to make Ravioli or Lasagna Noodle sheets first, then Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta. If you’re interested in some of my sauce recipes for these noodles check out my Alfredo Sauce(Olive Garden’s), Lobster Ravioli Sauce and my Alfredo and Cheese Sauce.
How to make Pasta Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch Salt
Add a few drops of water, to the dough, as needed and knead the dough for 5 to 8 minutes before rolling it out into sheets and cutting out the noodles. The pasta only needs to be cooked for a few minutes in seasoned boiling water before serving. But be sure to watch my video, How to make Pasta – Ravioli Sheets, Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta, so that you will understand exactly what to do.
Believe it or not, it’s so easy to shopping for ingredients for Oriental recipes. I’d dare say, it’s even fun. You get so much culture in such a little place and sometimes its just really nice to get out of my comfort zone only to realize it can be just as comfortable somewhere else.
The folks at this 1st Oriental Market are amazing people. They’re so eager to help with all your needs. And I find that this is common just about anywhere I go when it comes to foreign food. People like to share their experiences and culture. I find that it isn’t any different here and the owner, Earl and his wife, make it a real pleasant experience.
Most Oriental Cooking, these days, is very simplified because almost all of the guess work has already been cut out for you. I don’t have to make every individual sauce that is used to combine with other sauces to make one great recipe. For example: when a recipe calls for Hoisin Sauce, you don’t have to make you’re own Hoisin Sauce from scratch(which would require several other ingredients), you just crack open a bottle. And what about Plum Sauce… could you imagine having to make that beforehand too? Both of these ingredients are in my Chinese Barbecue Sauce recipe, which only has 5 or 6 ingredients: Hoisin, Plum Sauce, Ketchup, Sugar, 5 spice powder etc., and that makes it really simple just buying each one of those premade bottles. But, could you imagine having to make all of those ingredients as well? You’d be making ingredients for your ingredients.
That being said, I would just like you to understand and realize that you don’t have to learn translations of ingredients you’ve probably never heard of in the first place. Because, most of the basic ingredients I show you in this video are very versatile to most of the popular Americanized Oriental recipes that you’re likely familiar with anyway.
So get familiar with the few I show you now and I’ll introduce more as we go and you’ll be a pro before you know it!
These Garlic Noodles are based from one of my absolute favorite recipes. They’re pan fried and prepared with an oriental sauce that has a perfect balance of sweet and sour that your mouth just can’t get enough of and it only takes 10 minutes to prepare. So if you’re a garlic fan and you love Noodles, you should definitely give this recipe a try.
Garlic Noodles High Temperature
On a side note, most Chinese recipes, like these Garlic Noodles, are cooked with very high temperatures and heat that exceed the standard house hold Teflon pans. That’s why Professional kitchens and those rare few at home use Woks. Now it’s nice to have a non stick pan but we’re starting to learn how bad that stuff is for our bodies and we all know it scratches easy. So I’m featuring “The Rock” by Starfrit in this cooking video for obvious reasons once you look at the specs. And I’ve just got to say I am really happy with this pan and I’m not getting paid to say it. CLICK HERE to look into them for your self if you’re interested.