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5 Simple Tips for Cooking Better Tasting Pasta

By on November 5, 2014 in Cooking Ideas with 0 Comments

Cooking PastaEven though Pasta is an easy dish to make, most people get it wrong.  It is either overcooked or not cooked enough. You might have heard the old wife’s tale about throwing cooked Spaghetti at the wall if it sticks its cooked if it doesn’t it is undercooked. We wanted to give you our five tops tips for cooking better tasting pasta.

Five tips for cooking better tasting pasta

1. Water

Make sure you use a big pot, enough to allow for one litre of water per 100 grams of pasta.

2. Don’t water your olive oil

Obviously oil and water don’t mix – and adding it to the water is a waste. Unlike poor quality pasta. Quality pasta doesn’t need oil in the water to combat sticky starch being released. Adding oil will only coat the pasta, causing the sauce to slide off.

3. Add Salt

Just before you big pot of water reaches boiling point, add salt. This is purely to enhance the flavour – how much is up to you. We’d recommend seven grams per litre of water.

4. From Pot To Pan

Good quality pasta won’t stick together so there’s no need to rinse. In fact, rinsing pasta removes a light starch coating, which is important to hold the sauce. So, instead, remove the pasta from the water just prior to it being cooked (a minute or two) and combine to with the sauce in the pan. Finished the pasta cooking process in the pan helps it absorb all the beautiful flavours of your sauce.

5. Just enough sauce to coat the pasta

Well cooked pasta is delicious so make sure you can taste it. The general rule is that you should use as much pasta as you do sauce.

That is it five really simple tips for cooking better tasting pasta. Try it, it will make a world of difference to your pasta nights.

If you want to try the above tips out, you can always cook up this amazing prawn and pasta salad seafood recipe.

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