Pasta and sauce (on top) or (mixed)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Feb 19, 2020.

On top or mixed

  1. On top

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  2. Mixed

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  1. uriah1

    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Well I am curious how this popped up, but, it has.

    So, I believe great chefs of Europe believe in mixing sauce and pasta
    together to bleed the flavors into the pasta. I was brought up in
    a pass the pasta then pass the sauce house. First one gets the most
    sauce.

    So let see how this works. This is the first time I did a choice thingy.
     
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  2. ale.istotle

    ale.istotle Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I think a 'Both' button is in order. I add some to the pasta to keep it from sticking and to season it, then let everyone add extra to their preference.
     
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  3. Preacher

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    I deal with this every time in my house.

    If I mix it, the fam is "we like to put our own sauce on".

    If I don't mix it, they are like "the noodles are sticking together".

    It is a no win. But at least none of them are cutting their noddles with a pair of scissors!!
     
  4. Chiogtr4x

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    I don't mind either ( my wife is a very good Italian food cook-great meat sauce, or marinara/with boulder meatballs- big yet light!)
    BUT what I don't like is pasta with too much sauce ( talking meatless here)- swimming in the stuff!

    As I learned from watching TV Chef Mario Batalli,
    ' remember the pasta is the main dish, the sauce is the condiment!'

    So I just like a balance -

    * BTW, I woke never say this to them- but my wife's sauce/meatballs blow away her older sister's and mother's ( Italian descent gals) sauce. Too saucy!
     
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  5. Squawker

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    Both! Meatballs in sauce on top of Spaghetti. Arrabiata mixed in. The ribbed form of penne rigate helps to hold a good coating of sauce.
     
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  6. FLHT

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    I prefer it on top, and not all the way to the edge of the pasta. I like to put Parmesan cheese on the pasta around the edges. I'm not a fan of the goulash stye of mixing it all together.
     
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  7. Si G X

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    It depends on what dish I'm making. There's a lot of pasta meals that you couldn't really make with a separate sauce.

    I wouldn't want something like a sausage ragu with the sauce poured on top.
     
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  8. geoff_in_nc

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    Depends. Tomato sauces I like to put on my serving of pasta. Things like oil & garlic, or scampi need to be mixed from the get go.
     
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    I grew up in a very middle class neighborhood with many Italian families as neighbors. My own mother was a nice middle class American mom who served American cuisine (i.e., a chicken leg, a pile of green beans, a baked potatoe and a nice green salad). She made spaghetti too and pronounced italian cheese "motza-rella"...she put the sauce on top. My best friends (names Federico, Damiani, etc.) moms and grandmas made WONDERFUL meals with many courses that went on for hours...they mixed the sauce with the pasta, and if there was meat in it, they called it gravy.

    Mom, I love you and miss you dearly but...I mix the pasta with the sauce...it just tastes right. And sometimes we have tomatoes and cheese called... "Moootz-arel"! ;)
     
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  10. Thin white duke

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    We mix them, it is definitely better.

    I'm talking about tomato souce, meat souce and things like that.
     
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  11. Teleterr

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    Just don't add Parmesan w out asking.
     
  12. Stubee

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    I toss the hot pasta with a bit of olive oil and then serve the sauce separate. And al dente pasta baby!
     
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  13. Obsessed

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    Served on top of course. Next thing you'll be asking about is cutting pasta with scissors.:eek:

    Are guitar players Neanderthals or what?
     
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    Can I use scissors?
    A little olive oil in the water. No sticky pasta
     
  15. hollowman

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    depends on the dish. and "sauce" doesn't have to mean marinara. i vote for a "both" button
     
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    It varies by the dish, but for spaghetti with meat sauce, for example, I like the pasta to swim in the sauce while my wife likes just a bit of sauce. So we mix a leetle sauce with the pasta to keep it from sticking, then the amount of sauce you add is in between you and your conscience.
     
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  17. Thin white duke

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    Of course the sauce has to be hot, so once you drain the pasta you put the sauce in the pot where the pasta was cooking, warm a little bit and then you put the pasta back in the pot with the sauce and mix them. :):):):)
     
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  18. blowtorch

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    Sauce on top, and as you eat it you fish pasta out from underneath and mingle it with the sauce
     
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  19. BigDaddyLH

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    Would this be a good place to mention my latest recipe, Hawaiian pasta? Think Hawaiian pizza meets rotini. :)

    My 'omage to a great Canadian invention.
     
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  20. blowtorch

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    oh and, rigatoni and arrabbiata are correct
     
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