Capellini pasta is a very thin pasta with long strands, like a thin spaghetti.
Capellini literally means thin hair (often used for a child’s hair) and in many parts it is also known as Angel Hair pasta. Despite its thin nature, it actually holds its shape perfectly during cooking and in contact with sauces.
A lovely long shape to experiment with, its thin strands capture sauces brilliantly. Capellini will pair perfectly with all kind of light sauces, especially tomato or olive oil based and is a favourite for adding to a nice flavoured broth.
Try it with fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil, or with a tomato and olive sauce. Capellini Angel Hair is delicious with shrimps or prawns too and you have to try it baked. Looks wonderful!