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« on: August 08, 2008 01:33:20 AM »

I think this is taking it a bit too far. This is a recipe from a newsletter I receive:

Knitted Spaghetti and Prawns

Ingredients
1 packet spaghetti (500g serves four)
2 knitting needles, any size
water
1 large can chopped tomatoes
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
4 cups raw prawns, shells and heads removed
1 bulb garlic, peeled and chopped
 2 large red onions, peeled and chopped
10 tbsps olive oil
juice of 1 lime or half a large lemon.

Place spaghetti in boiling water till just soft not cooked, the texture of rope.
 Drain, wash with cold water under the tap, then cool. Knot the ends together with a reef knot left over right then right over left.
Cast on 20 stitches. Knit one serving about the size of a patchwork square or plate size. Cast off. Repeat with three more squares.
To serve: Bring a big pan of water to the boil. Drop in squares and cook for 3-5 minutes, or till soft. Place each square on a plate and add a dollop of sauce. Serve at once.
N.B. This is best eaten with a knife and fork.

Sauce
Cook the garlic and onion on a low heat in the olive oil until soft. Add the tomato. Simmer till thick. The sauce can now be left till you are almost ready to eat it.

Add the prawns, parsley and lemon juice. Cook on high, stirring all the while, till the prawns change colour and are cooked about three minutes.


I couldn't get past trying to work out what method of cast on you would even use on spaghetti. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 01:35:06 AM »

Clearly whoever thought that up has access to spaghetti that's a LOT longer then what we have here in the UK.  Still, I'd be lying if I said that for a moment I didn't consider trying this, lol!
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008 03:01:49 PM »

Wow. That sounds like a nightmare of breakage and knots and stickiness and ugh.

I wish I could see a picture of this, though.
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 03:31:15 PM »

Clearly whoever thought that up has access to spaghetti that's a LOT longer then what we have here in the UK.  Still, I'd be lying if I said that for a moment I didn't consider trying this, lol!

I think what they meant was to knit each piece of spaghetti together to make one long chain.

Thats such a cool idea.
you could have a knitting dinner party. and invite all your friends who knit come over and chitchat
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008 12:43:40 AM »

I found a place that shows you how to do the reef knot in an animated picture if anyone is going to try this:
http://www.animatedknots.com/reef/index.php
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008 06:51:32 AM »

I knit while cooking, but wow - that's a whole different story!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008 11:38:07 AM »

 Huh I think someone had WAY too much time on their hands to be able to think of doing this. I can only imagine the mess it would make on your needles, especially if you were using wooden ones. *cringes*

Seems like it would be really cool to do if you were trying to impress someone, but not for regular ol' Tuesday night spaghetti
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008 01:19:52 PM »

Ever since I first read this post I just can't stop thinking about it.  I think I'm going to try it.  The thing is, if it works, think about how cool and impressive that would be when you have company over! I don't know... I think I am going to have to try it though, it's like an obsession now, lol.
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008 01:43:19 PM »

Ever since I first read this post I just can't stop thinking about it.  I think I'm going to try it.  The thing is, if it works, think about how cool and impressive that would be when you have company over! I don't know... I think I am going to have to try it though, it's like an obsession now, lol.

DO! And take pictures!

Seems like the sort of thing you'd want to do with homemade pasta -- then you could make it really REALLY long, and omit a lot of the knotting.....
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008 08:46:25 PM »

Ever since I first read this post I just can't stop thinking about it.  I think I'm going to try it.  The thing is, if it works, think about how cool and impressive that would be when you have company over! I don't know... I think I am going to have to try it though, it's like an obsession now, lol.

I'm glad you were inspired, you should try it. And please do take pictures!
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