Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

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ketchup Pasta without cheese is like the cake without icing. Seriously - the Italians have a proverb that goes “come il cacio sui maccheroni” (like cheese on maccheroni) which is when you’ve reached the point of sublime perfection. There are various cheeses you can use on pasta, such as grana padano, pecorino or cacio (this also is a sheep or goat cheese). But whatever pasta you choose to make and whatever you throw in, without the cheese it’s just not pasta.

But overseas there are some experiments you can do, things that Italians would never ever permit, and one of them is using ketchup. No we’re not kidding, it has been done and here is a recipe from ketchupketchup.splinder.com on penne, ketchup and pecorino. So how do you start? Well first of all, you need your home-made ketchup, using fresh tomatoes.

If all the boiling, chopping, seed-removing, season adding and jar sterilising is too difficult, just pop down to your local supermarket and buy a bottle of the stuff - you favourite brand will do. Now you’re ready for your pasta and ketchup and, of course, your pecorino cheese. This might be a scandalous recipe for the Italians but if you love ketchup, then it couldn’t be easier. You basically boil your pasta and after draining it, throw it in with some ketchup and pecorino. That’s it! Maybe a little Americanised but there you go, ketchup on your pasta (with cheese!).

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  • nickname Commento numero 1 su Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

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    … "But whatever pasta you choose to make and whatever you throw in, without the cheese it’s just not pasta."… WRONG!!! No cheese on the spaghetti! Absolutely! Published on Date —

  • nickname Commento numero 2 su Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

    Posted by: italianomedio

    pasta with ketchup, than homemade ketchup recipe. funny.. because the regular recipe for tomato sauce is even easier than the ketchup one. think about it. Published on Date —

  • nickname Commento numero 3 su Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

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    I've always done it: Pasta with ketchup and cheese. Yum! Published on Date —

  • nickname Commento numero 4 su Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

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    No way. Not ALL pasta requires cheese over here in Italy…try and order spaghetti allo scoglio (ie with seafood) and ask for cheese..if you're lucky, they just won't give it to you. It' essential for some recipes, like amatriciana or carbonara, but in general you NEVER use it if there's any kind of fish in the sauce. They just don't match. About the ketchup pasta recipe, yes, it is scandaluos for us italians. But then, you guys even have canned pasta… Published on Date —

  • nickname Commento numero 5 su Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

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    This reminds me of true italian dish spghet alacatsop my mother used to make this when we move to america she didnt know what "ketchup" is she used to put the catsop on our pasta and delicious it was Published on Date —

  • nickname Commento numero 6 su Ketchup on pasta? You must be kidding...

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    I'm sure, If you eat ketchup on pasta you've never tryed our wonderful sauces ;D when I go abroad, I always do my best for cooking a super-tasty- unforgettable sauce for Pasta, and only this way I can convince people that putting ketchup on pasta is a murder! Sometimes I succeed in my purpose :D Published on Date —

 

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