Angel hair is a very thin variety of Italian pasta. Like spaghetti, it is rod-shaped in the form of long strands. As a very light pasta, it pairs well with seafood, seasonal vegetables and other light sauces.
Drop pasta in a pot of rapidly boiling salted water until just cooked. Strain pasta and add to sauce. Finish cooking the pasta and sauce together until done.
Angel hair pasta can also be used in Asian recipes which call for fine, thin noodles, typically fried in nests as a base for a dish.