Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Angle Hair Spaghetti



Honestly speaking, I don't really know what is the right way of cooking angle hair spaghetti. Once, I tried it out with meatball spaghetti Bolognese, but it didn't turn out as good as the normal spaghetti. It's too thin. The balance was kept in the kitchen cabinet until one day, I thought of cooking something simple for our dinner.



This is how it looks like - my angle hair spaghetti cooked in Chinese way. Not bad, isn't it? You just need 2 minutes to cook the angel hair spaghetti, and another 2 minutes to cook the soup base. I use half chicken cube to boil the soup, then add some ingredients like fish balls, prawns, crab meat stick, choy sam, and sprinkle some garlic oil. I would say the angle hair's texture fits for this dish. Furthermore, it's good choice compared to some other instant noodle. It does not contain artificial colorings, flavorings or preservatives. It's 100% Durum wheat.


Another method of preparing a simple meal will be the similar way of cooking dried wantan mee. As above, cook the spaghetti for 2 minutes. At the same time, prepare the sauce on a plate. Mix the sauce with dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, dash of pepper, garlic oil, and sesame oil. Pour the spaghetti on the plate together with some boiling water. Stir it well. Next is to cook some ingredients like prawns and vegie in boiling water, then mix well with the spaghetti in the plate. Angle hair is easier to cook compared to wantan mee. Even you overcook it, the noodle will still springy. But of course it is much more expensive compared to wantan noodle.

This type of simple dish really suits my requirement, cuz the whole process takes less than half hour to prepare. Even I come back late from home, I still able to prepare a home cooked meal for hubby and myself. Sounds great?

15 comments:

PenangTuaPui said...

The angel hair looks like mee suah when you cooked in soup and like mee if cooked dry... wonder how did they taste? nice??

This would definitely be a good alternatives and some creativity to the usual mee suah we have.... :):)

CK Lam said...

Never thought of cooking it in soup...good idea.

I can't tell the difference looking at the food...it looks like mee suah to me.

Little Inbox said...

Penang Tua Pui & CK Lam, you are wrong. It's not as soft as mee suah. Angel hair's texture is like normal spaghetti, but it's softer and springy. The color is slight yellowish. It's closer to wantan noodle.

jason said...

Wah, creative use of spaghetti! Maybe next time can stir-fry them?

Little Inbox said...

Jason, that's in my plan, hehe...

Allie said...

You stir fried it with black pepper la. Taste good!

New Kid on the Blog said...

Angel hair is my favourite compared to spaghetti.

I normally cook angel hair like normal spaghetti. Come to think of it... I miss that so much. :)

Little Inbox said...

Thanks Allie for telling me another method. :)

New kid, I see...you like thin noodle ler...

daphne said...

I like those ideas you have. I think angel hair is quite versatile in that way because it resembles chinese noodles. I like it cooked quickly and tossed with some olive oil and grilled seafood. Like u, it's fast!

Little Inbox said...

Glad to hear about your method. I learn a new thing.

durianberry said...

I'm with Daphne. Usually thin & string type pasta is good with light sauces. I just saute some mushrooms, capsicum and garlic in olive oil before adding the cooked pasta. But of course I'm inspired to do it the chinese way after seeing this.. hehe

gill gill said...

i'm with new kid on the blog, angel hair is much more tastier then spagetti, i'd like the soft and springy texture.

agreed durrian berry & daphne, angel hair goes well with light sauce and toss method.

Have you tried Roast Pork (烧肉)Angel Hair before? it would gives you a fushion kick! Saute garlic, onions, roast pork and cherry tomatoes and herbs, and pour in the piping hot angel hair in, give a big stir.

Wolala

Little Inbox said...

Durianberry, oh I would love to try this out! Next week I'll have long holiday. Can emjoy my cooking then...

Gill gill, your's roasted pork method sounds great! Hehe, I'll go buy some roasted pork and try this out too...

skinnymum said...

good subs for instant noodles, will try it out.

Little Inbox said...

Hi skinnymum, I hope you like it. :)

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