What the Italians - inventors!They not only come up with dozens of types of pasta, but also hundreds of dishes from them.Just how it is sometimes difficult to understand all of these species.Spaghetti, fettuccine, cannelloni, penne - what does it all mean?In fact, the Italian word for strange hiding quite a lot of familiar dishes.For example, penne - it's just a short tube with a slice diagonally.And they got their name from the Italian word "penna" ("pen") for the resemblance to him.
But these "feathers" are different.The most popular among them - Penne Rigat with ribbed and smooth penne deprivation.Which one is better, I can not answer even the Italians.Rigat better absorb the sauce, but the deprivation have a more delicate flavor.Therefore ribbed penne used mainly for main dishes and salads, and smooth are used to prepare casseroles.But whatever the chosen penne recipes using them always simple.Not for nothing is the most popular pasta in Italy.
But before you begin to cook with them food, you need to learn how to choose and cook the pasta.Any pasta must be cooked only from durum wheat.No exceptions and penne.What it does in cooking?Pasta does not boil soft and does not stick together after cooking.It is also very important to prepare them.For every 100 grams of dried "feathers" need to take 1 liter of water and 10 grams of salt.Italian chef also recommended during cooking, add the water a little vegetable oil to have penne simply was not possible to stick together.And, of course, need to follow the instructions on the pack and cook only according to it.
Once the pasta is ready, you can begin to create dishes from her.Most often, "feathers" is prepared with different sauces, used in salads and casseroles.One of the most popular recipes is the penne with mushrooms and onions.To do this, you first need to boil 350 grams of pasta to a state of "al dente", recline on a sieve and let drain water.Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat the tablespoon of butter and put half rings sliced leeks and chopped garlic.Cook for 3 minutes.Separately, another warm 25 g butter and put 350 g mushrooms, sliced plates.Sauté them for 5 minutes and add the previously fried onion with garlic, 250 grams of cream cheese, a couple of tablespoons of white wine, the zest of half a lemon, 50 g of grated Parmesan cheese and season to taste.Mix well and boil for some time for another 2 minutes.Connect the prepared sauce and penne.
What is this dish of pasta is not only, of course, is well known not only to the Italians.This is probably the most popular type of pasta not only at home, but also around the world.Sometimes the culinary imagination of chefs may surprise or even a surprise.With the addition of "feathers" are prepared even sweet desserts and cakes.But do not be afraid of these dishes penne.What do the best chefs around the world, no longer a secret.This should convince anyone of the correctness of the choice of this particular pasta to cook.Only need to follow the recipe, and then even the most amazing dishes will be no worse than the restaurant delicacies.