Wednesday, 9 December 2009

How to cook pasta

To make pasta:
Boil 3 cups of water for 1 cup of pasta. Add salt to taste in water and stir well.
Always cook pasta in large vessel. Add salt in boiling water before adding pasta.

Add pasta in the water only when water is boiling.
When you add pasta in water keep stirring occasionally.

Cook pasta till its al-dente otherwise pasta will be under cook or over cook and both will not taste good. To test that pasta is cooked to right amount take a knife and try to cut through to pasta. Knife should cut through pasta without having to apply any pressure. Or you can pick up one boiling pasta and taste it. Al dente means to be cooked firm but not hard.
Once the pasta is cooked add it straight to gravy and don't let it stay in the water too long.

Add little bit pasta liquor to the gravy this will give extra thickness and flavour.

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