How to make Pasta – Ravioli Sheets, Fettuccine and Angel Hair Pasta

How to make Pasta

 

How to Make Pasta Tutorial

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
3 eggs
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.

Blackened Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

The Best Chicken Alfredo

I love Chicken Alfredo and this particular recipe is a favorite of mine because it holds everything that I love and hold dear to my heart, when it comes to Italian food.  I’m talking about pasta tossed in Alfredo, topped with marinated and grilled Chicken(Blackened), and fresh chopped Tomato and Parsley.  So it’s a hearty dish with plenty of Carbs, Fat and protein.  What more could you possible want on your plate?

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo in Restaurants

There’s no doubt that Chicken Alfredo is very common and popular, these days, among most Italian restaurants.  You can even order it on a pie from your favorite pizza delivery service.  But every where I go it’s always made a little different.  Seems like everyone has got their own way to of making white sauce.  And there are some really good recipes out there, however, there are some that are just plain awful.  So you really have to be careful with who you trust to make your sauce.  This particular recipe is a copy cat of local restaurant here in town called, “Wingers” and it’s fashioned around the idea of an old “50’s” style diner.  They serve popcorn, wings and the best Vanilla Coke in town.  They also have a recipe called Blackened Chicken Alfredo on their menu and I order every time I’m there.

Blackened Chicken Alfredo Ingredients:

2 to 4 boneless Chicken Thighs (one for each plate)
1 pkg Lemon & Herb Marinade (or your favorite marinade)

Pasta
2 cups Penne Rigate Pasta (or your favorite)
1 tsp Salt (for boiling water)
4 tbsp Olive oil (2 for Boiling water and 2 after pasta is cooked)

Alfredo Sauce
1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
1 chopped Garlic Clove
1 chopped Green Onion
3 tbsp chopped Red/Green Bell Pepper
1 cup Whipping Cream
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tbsp Creme cheese

Topping
1 chopped Roma Tomato
2 tbsp fresh chopped Parsley
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Marinate the Chicken and start Grilling First, then start boiling the water and season with salt and olive oil.  Cut all the veggies.  In a hot skillet on High, add butter, Garlic, Scallions and Bell Pepper.  Saute for 1 minute then add creme 1/4 cup at a time.  Stir, boil then add until it’s gone.  Add Parmesan Cheese and Cream Cheese, then take off the heat.  Be sure to watch the chicken and turn once after chicken has Blackened with Grill marks (not Burned).  Strain Pasta, add remaining olive oil, then stir into Alfredo Sauce.  Lay each serving of pasta down first, on a plate, then cut each Grilled Chicken Thigh into 1/4 inch slices and lay over the pasta, and garnish the Chicken Alfredo with some chopped Tomato and Parsley, then serve.