I had always loved Italian cuisine. I tried several types of Italian dishes at home. One of the favorite dish that I try at home is the Pasta. It is a real time saver specially on those days when I return back tired from office. Whipping up pasta and having it as a meal is easier than cooking rotis and subzi or cooking dal, rice and subzi specially after returning home from office.
I try different recipes of pasta at home and I make different types of sauces too. The relationship of pasta and sauces is very romantic. They literally dance with each other if combined properly. Flat pastas and ridged pastas like fusilli and penne should be cooked in creamier sauces and thin pastas like spaghetti should be cooked in thin and lighter sauces.
When I saw that Indiblogger has announced a contest in association with Del Monte about cooking an original Italian Pasta, the home chef in me could not wait any more. Immediately I applied to participate in this contest and I also received a complementary Del Monte Pasta packet from Del Monte India. I loved the packaging which had all instructions needed to cook pasta with a small recipe too. The time needed for cooking pasta is also mentioned on the packet along with the serving sizes. But the most important thing that I liked is that the packet is resealable. So once you take out some pasta from the packet, you can reseal the packet just by closing the seal as shown above.
I made this pesto pasta ready for dinner and my hubby loved it. As you already know, I am a very good multi-tasker. I even recorded a video of the making of pesto pasta with one hand while cooking with the other hand and I wished I had another hand because I was clicking the step-by-step images too. Still I managed well and that’s what I am good at… Cook, click, click, click, eat 🙂
I really love pasta. I can eat pasta for 365 days of the year. I wish I get to visit Italy atleast once in my life-time. I am sure if I go there… I will try all the different types of pastas and Italian cuisine and click a lot of pictures to share with you all. I hope you all love the pasta recipe which I am sharing today. One of my office friend already saw the video even before I published it here and made the recipe. The video is attached at the end of the blog post.
I have also made a video of the recipe single-handedly. Hope you all like it.