Chef Andrew Carmellini knows how to get the best out of pasta.
He says pouring pasta water down the drain and dumping pasta in a colander is, well, stupid. Pasta water can actually be used later to make your dinner tastier.
It’s also foolish to flush cold water over pasta when it’s done—it washes away some of the pasta’s flavor.
A third common error is plating your pasta and then dumping the sauce on top. This will make your pasta both clump up and lose even more flavor.
What to do instead:
Scoop up your pasta and pour it directly onto your sauce. Stir it and allow it to cook in the pan for about a minute—your pasta will soak up some of the sauce.
Now, it’s time to put your pasta water to use. Take a ladle and pour some into your pasta sauce to bring out even more flavor.
Last but not least, throw in a little butter…
… Olive oil…
… And grated cheese. Now, your pasta will be creamy and delicious.
Mix whatever spices you enjoy into your sauce and serve. You’ve just made pasta Italian-style!
Get the complete instructions on how to make pasta here:
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