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does chunky tomato sauce make noddle such as spghetti dificult to be coated reddishily than finely pureed tomato sauce does???

hae young Mar 30, 2011 04:27 AM

hey! would hand-blendered tomato sauce make the pasta to be coated brightly reddish?
i use stanislaus alta cucina whole tomato #10.
i think the pasta surface was very brightly coated when cooked in the past.
but this time i made the sauce a bit chunkier.
what do you think?

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  1. alkapal Mar 30, 2011 05:16 AM

    usually, the smoother sauces go with finer pastas, in my experience. as to your specific question, the chunkier sauce will not as evenly "coat" the pasta, and thus may appear less "brightly red."
    p.s. it seems like you must have gotten all your lobster & lobster bisque issues sorted out? ;-).

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    1. re: alkapal
      River19 Mar 30, 2011 05:17 AM

      Of course you could have the best of both worlds and have a hybrid sauce, which is the way we prefer it, meat sauces etc. tend to be the same way.

      1. re: alkapal
        hae young Mar 31, 2011 03:48 AM

        i moved from cooking lobster. i instead find the medium or big shirimp more tasty and umami when seasoned properly.
        i think lobster taste a bit "gamey" for me. but, LOL, i have never had any game untill now for real.

        1. re: hae young
          alkapal Mar 31, 2011 05:30 AM

          alrighty! a shrimp convert! welcome to the club, man!

      2. ursy_ten Mar 30, 2011 05:23 AM

        I think generally speaking, yes - but it probably depends on how thick the sauce is as well. For example, a thin fine sauce would be less reddish than a thick chunky sauce.

        1. roxlet Mar 31, 2011 06:09 AM

          Also, if you slightly undercook the pasta and then put the pasta into the sauce to finish cooking, you will find that the sauce will coat the pasta very well.

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          1. re: roxlet
            alkapal Mar 31, 2011 06:32 AM

            this is the way the italians and good cooks everywhere do it, hae young.

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