My Very First Spaghetti

Note: Regular blogging is temporarily suspended to give way for my cookery.

I said previously that one of activities here in Thailand is learning how to cook. Well, I am glad to announce that my cooking had improved. I had cooked a lot of dishes and majority of them had tolerable taste.

I had a pack of pasta that was sitting in my cupboard for more than a month. I intend to use it for spaghetti. Every ingredient for the spaghetti is ready. I have a can of tomato sauce and some spices. Ground pork that I intended to use for the spaghetti came and went but no spaghetti was made.

I was too lazy to cook the tomato sauce for my spaghetti. I needed to find a way to dispose the pasta the easy way. The easy way that I found came by the name “Prego spaghetti sauce”.
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Prego spaghetti sauce carbonara style

This can of Prego spaghetti sauce is not my favorite tomato sauce but a carbonara-styled sauce.

I don't have a big pot so I used the rice cooker to boil the pasta.
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Boiling some pasta

I added 2 teaspoons of salt and let the mixture boil for around 9 minutes. I kept on checking the pasta so that it will be al dente (firm but not hard). How did I know that my pasta is already al dente? Well, I just followed the tip of mother. She said that the pasta is al dente if it still “hard” but will stick if thrown to the wall.

I threw three strands of pasta to the wall. I continued boiling the pasta if the strand refuse to stick to the wall.

I was happy when on the third throw the pasta strand stick to the wall.
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Al dente pasta on the wall
Hooray! My pasta is al dente.

The next step is straining the water from the pasta.

My problem is that I don't have a strainer. So, I improvised a strainer from the net used for garlic that I bought from the grocery.
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My improvised strainer
Pasta on improvised strainer.

Cooking the sauce is very easy. All I did was to heat the Prego spaghetti sauce on the pan and then pour it on the pasta.

Voila! My very first carbonara spaghetti is ready for eating.
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My first pasta with carbonara styled Prego spaghetti sauce

Bon appetit! :-)

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16 comments:

  1. Ahhhh!!!! You also use that method - throw the pasta on the wall. Somebody told me that's the way but nobody would not believe me. Prego's products are very nice... I like carbonara - dunno if I can but that here.

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    1. Wow! We have the same technique. It is truly effective STP. The pasta that I cooked is al dente. Is it hard to find Prego in your place? Maybe you can buy it in Kuala Lumpur but I think that's too far away from Sibu.

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  2. hahaha, congrats sa pasta mo parekoy!

    at talagang with matching hagis at dikit pa ng pasta sa dingding hahaha :D

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    1. Thanks Fiel-kun.

      May hagis talaga kasi 'yan 'yung nakita ko sa nanay ko eh. ;-)

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  3. congrats Ish haha.. naku ako hanggang taga kain lang ako... pero naka pag bake ako ng cup cakes last Christmas hahaha.. other than that.. wala pa ako naachieve sa cooking except sa epic fail kong adobo haha

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    1. Epic fail talaga yung aodobo mo Blue. Haha...wag ka na lang magluto. Kumain ka na lang. :-P

      Di naman mahirap magluto. Ako nga hanggang ngayon marami pa ring epic fail tulad ng adobong talong ko kagabi. Praktis lang 'yan at gagaling ka din sa pagluluto.

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  4. Stapegi! Nice bro. it looks delicious. How about the taste? lol. mukha naman masarap. :D puede ka nang mag-asawa talaga ;-)

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    1. Hehe...pwedeng pwede na ngang mag-asawa. ;-)

      Yep, masarap naman ito Rogie.

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  5. haha di ako fan ng white spaghetti pero
    nakakatakam to ahh! at mukang perfect you
    pasta mo parekoy
    chef ishmael!

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    1. You are one of those pasta lovers Meitzeu. ;-)

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  7. Pssst. Musta na? Mukhang masarap spageti mo ah. Pahingi :)

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    1. Di naman po ganun kasarap Ate Claire.

      I'm fine naman po. Long time no see.

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  8. Nice. Although I think the throwing pasta on the wall is a little to extreme. Hehehe! But I do know some celebrity chefs do it too. =)

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    1. Ate Tin: May nag-react nga po sa Facebook na hindi ko na daw dapat ibato sa pader yung pasta. Kaya malamang hindi ko na ulitin yun sa susunod na luto ko.

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