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Cooking class: Two classic Italian pasta recipes

Author: Canadian Living

Cooking School

Cooking class: Two classic Italian pasta recipes

For the simple pleasures of southern Italy's exuberant pasta recipes, start with a full-bodied, flavourful olive oil, then choose either of these delicious pasta recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen. Toss the classic Aglio e Olio (garlic and oil) pasta recipe with tender shrimp, or dress up curly fusilli with gutsy anchovies and vibrant broccoli.

1. Recipe: Aglio e Olio with Shrimp
Fill large pot (about 24 cups/6 L) with 20 cups (5 L) water and 2 tbsp (25 mL) salt; cover and bring to boil. Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over low heat; cook garlic, salt and hot pepper flakes, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until garlic is light golden.
2. Increase heat to medium-high. Add shrimp to skillet; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until pink and opaque. Fill pasta bowls with hot water to warm.
3. Meanwhile, add pasta to water, stirring to separate strands. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm; drain well and return to pot. Add shrimp mixture and parsley; toss to coat. Empty bowls. Spoon in pasta. Makes 4 servings.


Page 1 of 2 -- Learn how to make Fusilli with Broccoli, Garlic and Anchovies on page 2

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1. Recipe: Fusilli with Broccoli, Garlic and Anchovies
Fill large pot (24 cups/6 L) with 20 cups (5 L) water and 2 tbsp (25 mL) salt; cover and bring to boil. Add pasta; cook for 8 minutes. Add broccoli; cook for 2 minutes or until tender-crisp and pasta is tender but firm. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat; cook garlic, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in anchovies and pepper until anchovies are dissolved. Fill pasta bowls with hot water to warm.
3. Add anchovy mixture, bread crumbs and half of the cheese to pasta mixture; toss to coat. Empty bowls; spoon in pasta. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Makes 4 servings.

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