How to Cook Pasta
from Albert Grande's pastatherapy.com

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You made your pasta
Now it's time to cook it!
  1. Boil water

  2. Put in pasta

  3. Add a little salt

  4. Drain pasta

  5. Eat pasta.

Here is a true pasta tale:

"When I first learned to cook pasta, I would throw it against the wall to see if it was done. If it stuck, it was done." Albert Grande

Seriously, if you are cooking home-made pasta, make sure you put in plenty of water.

Do not over-cook your pasta.

I check my pasta by sampling a strand.

I like it "al-dente". This literally means "to the tooth".
Your pasta should have a little firmness to it.

Drain your pasta in a colander. You can  drizzle a little olive oil on it and toss.

 

  • Fresh pasta will cook very fast:
    1-2 minutes tops. Do not overcook.

  • For store-bought pasta, follow the directions on the box.

  • I always add salt to the water before I cook pasta.

Of course there is the great pasta debate: should you use add some oil to the water?

Against conventional wisdom, I still add a little oil to my pasta water.

Here are some pasta tips:

  • Save a little of your pasta water (1/2 cup or more). You can use it to adds some liquid to your pasta sauce.

  • After you drain your pasta, return it to the pot you cooked it in. Add some sauce (gravy) and simmer for a couple of minutes. The pasta will absorb the taste of the sauce and be much more flavorful.

 

Learn to make Perfect Pasta HERE!

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Albert Grande
Email: webmaster@pizzatherapy.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

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