Not-so-common Pastas Shapes

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1. RICCIOLI

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Pronounced: r-IH-ch-ee-OH-L-ee

Translation: “Curls”

Replaces: Rotini

Shape benefit: holds bits of meat, vegetables, and a variety of sauces

Recipe Suggestions: 

Rainbow Riccioli with Peppers and Onions

Riccioli with Grilled Chicken and Wild Mushroom Sauce (from reluctantgourmet.com)

 

2. BARILOTTI

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Pronounced: b-AR-iL-OH-t-ee

Translation: “Barrels”

Replaces: Rigatoni

Shape benefit: absorbs sauces and expands in size

Recipe Suggestions:

Green Monster Pasta Primavera with Barilotti

Barilotti with Butternut Squash and Bacon (from dorothylane.com)

 

3. FUSILLI LONG

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Pronounced: f-oo-ZEE-lee

Translation: “Twisted Spaghetti”

Replaces: Spaghetti and Cacatappi

Shape benefit: captures sauces and bakes well in casseroles

Recipe Suggestions:

Long Fusilli Caprese

Long Fusilli with Potatoes and Haricots Verts in Lemon Sauce (from marthastewart.com)

 

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