Spinach Pasta Using a Pasta Machine

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READY IN: 18mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • TO PREPARE SPINACH.
  • Using a microwave-proof dish, add spinach and 2 tablespoons of water.
  • Cook on HIGH (full power) for 2 minutes.
  • Drain and reserve liquid.
  • In a food processor or blender, add cooked spinach and 1/4 cup of reserved liquid and puree' until smooth.
  • TO MAKE PASTA.
  • Using a pasta machine, add flour, 1/4 cup prepared spinach and salt.
  • Lock cover in place, press swith to start and mix for 1 minute.
  • Add olive oil into a standard measuring cup, add egg and whisk until egg and olive oil are incorporated.
  • If necessary, add reserved spinach liquid or warm water to the 1/2 line and mix again.
  • Pour mixture into pasta machine and mix until smooth.
  • Adjust texture of pasta mix so that it is not too wet or not too dry.
  • Install your choice of extruder (linguini, fettucine or pasta).
  • Reverse switch and start extruding.
  • Pasta should extrude smoothly.
  • Cut pasta to desired lengths.
  • Sprinkle with semolina flour so that pasta does not stick together.
  • Cook in boiling salted water for about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Serve with your choice of sauces.
  • You can also prepare carrots or red beets, cook and then puree' in a food processor or blender and use the same amount of puree' as the spinach recipe.
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