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Using Spaghetti Instead Of Gemelli

Asked by vonne42. Answered on 5th June 2018

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Can I use spaghetti instead of gemelli to make Nigella's Gemelli With Anchovies, Tomatoes And Mascarpone?

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Gemelli with Anchovies, Tomatoes and Mascarpone
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Nigella's Gemelli With Anchovies, Tomatoes And Mascarpone (from AT MY TABLE) is a speedy pasta dish with a quick sauce made from anchovies, garlic, cherry tomatoes and mascarpone. The sauce is made as the pasta cooks.

Gemelli pasta has a twisted shape and the ridges help to catch the sauce in the pasta. However gemelli pasta is a preference rather than a must-have, so we would not avoid making the dish if you do not have gemelli. Other similar shapes can be used, such as fusilli. However as the sauce is light and creamy it can also be paired with longer, thinner pastas such as spaghetti or linguine. You may also like to try some of Nigella's other quick spaghetti recipes, such as Yellow Spaghetti, Slut's Spaghetti and Spaghetti With Marmite.

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