Do’s and Don’ts of Cooking Pasta

Whenever I am watching TV, my favourite shows to watch are food shows. I absolutely enjoy watching and learn some tips and idea. I love watching Italian chefs cook and remember the tips the chefs gives while they cook. I think these tips are very important for anyone who cooks. I’m not Italian but love to eat pasta so whenever they give any tips related to pasta, I keep them in mind when I’m cooking. So I though, why not share these tips I’ve learned from watching these chefs cook.

Do’s
– Always cook pasta in heavily salted water, pasta will absorb the salt while boiling
– Add pasta in boiling water and stir for 1st minute it will stop pasta from sticking together or to the bottom of the pot
– Add enough water to the pot so when pasta cooks, it will have space to expand
– Follow the package direction while boiling pasta and cook 1-2 minute less than direction and finish cooking in sauce
– While boiling pasta it should always cook to al dente (slightly under-cooked). It’s a crime if pasta is mushy…lol
– Save some pasta water, which can be used while finishing the pasta in sauce so the pasta doesn’t dry out
– Add pasta to sauce not sauce to pasta
– When you complete cooking pasta in sauce, turn off the heat and then add cheese
– Drizzle some Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) on the pasta to enhance its flavour

Don’ts
– Don’t break pasta if you are using spaghetti. The longer the paste, the easier to wrap around your fork while eating
– While boiling, do not put a lid on the pasta pot, otherwise the water will boil over
– Never add oil while boiling pasta, otherwise sauce will not stick to it
– Never rinse boiled pasta

Hope you will love these tips and remember to use it when you cook pasta next time.

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