Famous Chef Gordon Ramsay shows his chefs-in-training on “The F Word” how to make fresh tagliatelli using a manual Imperia Pasta Machine. The secret, Ramsay says, is not letting the pasta dry out. So you gotta move fast when working with the dough and get the task done quickly.
Using a nice floured table, roll the pasta to thin out the pasta sheet. This makes it easier when running the pasta through the machine. Then just let the Imperia Pasta Machine do all the work. With each pass of the pasta, dial the machine down one number to create long, thin sheets of pasta.
Fold the pasta gently while sprinkling it lightly with flour. Then cut into your desired length, keeping in mind how long the pasta will be in your bowl. Run the cut sheet back through the Imperia Pasta machine with the cutter attachment in place, to cut it into fresh tagliatelli pasta. Hang the pasta to dry on a rack.
If you are looking for more pasta recipes to make with your Imperia Pasta Machine, take a look at The Pasta Machine Cookbook below for great recipes, tips and more!
If you would like to know how to make fresh homemade pasta, Mike will show you how he makes fresh pasta, step-by-step, using the Imperia Pasta Machine he received as a wedding gift. His instructions are not necessarily the best way, however he does seem to be having fun! Life is too short, eat fresh pasta!