Honestly, I never really celebrate St Patricks Day. I don’t even know how often we Aussies celebrate it overall. However, I will do my best at showing it some love in this post. Today, we are making green Pasta, and in case you haven’t noticed, this is a fresh pasta recipe. What makes it green you ask? Don’t worry, it isn’t anything artificial, it’s spinach!! Many people call this spinach pasta or pasta Verde. And the great thing about spinach is that its light. So it doesn’t really affect the flavour of the pasta dough. And I suppose incorporating spinach in the dough would be quite a good way of balancing out the carbs a bit? Or am I completely wrong about that?
Beware one thing though, and I know I mention this in my recipes all the time but I can never stress it enough. Remember, spinach is like 0.01% leaf and 99.99% water. Ok, maybe a bit of an exaggeration but you must get rid of that water. Some people have actually disagreed with me on this subject with some other recipes of mine. However, I know for certain it is crucial in this recipe. Otherwise, there will be too much water content in the dough and you’ll most likely end up with a sticky mess.
Making fresh pasta is super fun, especially when you make it with a pasta machine. If you don’t have a pasta machine, don’t worry, you can just roll your pasta dough out nice and thin with a rolling pin (ooo that rhymed), then roll the thin dough up and cut it into fettucini with your knife. Your pasta won’t be as consistent in terms of its size and thickness, but it does the job well.
By the way, how is St Patrick’s Day celebrated in your neck of the woods? Do any of you party, wear green clothes or drink green jello shots? Or, would you make a green dish such as this one? As I said, I never considered doing anything for St Patties Day, but as I write this post, I get more curious about it. This green pasta recipe also makes me want to try black pasta/squid ink pasta. Perhaps that will be the next pasta dish on this blog. Pack it with seafood and marinara sauce. Who knows!!
Really hope you guys enjoy this recipe and if you haven’t subscribed to this blog yet, feel free to do so. Try to remember that this recipe is about having a bit of fun in the kitchen rather than making a quick dinner. As there is a process to making fresh pasta. And if you have kids, get them involved!! Tell them that you are making ogre pasta. As always thanks so much for reading this post. You may or may not have noticed, but I made some adjustments to this site to speed it up. So if this blog was ever irritating you because of its slow loading speed, I apologise. I am always trying to improve this blog in any way I can. Not sure what recipe I am going to prepare for Easter yet, so if you have any suggestions, let me know.
If you enjoyed this St Patrick’s day green pasta recipe, then you should also check out this Angel Hair Napolitana with Crispy Prosciutto recipe.
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