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7. Rinsing the pasta after cooking 51 per cent of Americans say they rinse their pasta immediately after cooking. This ruins good pasta. When pasta reaches the al dente stage it means thereare just the right amount of starches on the surface to absorb the sauce you will serve with it which is where pasta gets its entire flavor. If you rinse you take away these important starches. There are two exceptions. First - if you re cooking for a pasta salad the pasta does need to be rinsed because you don t want the pasta to be sticky if it s being used in a salad. After rinsing with boiling water then rinse again with cold water to stop the cooking process. The second exception is if you have cooked your pasta in too small a pan and the water is cloudy and starchy. In that case it may be worth rinsing the pasta with boiling water to remove these starches.
Also you may want to preserve a glassful of the cooking water to add to your sauce. That water will help form a perfect marriage between the pasta and the sauce. Again never ever drain your pasta too much. If you use a good pasta brand you do not need to eliminate any excessive starch on the contrary too much rinsing takes away the superb flavour of your pasta. Remember pasta water is not "dirty water". It is important to keep a little to maintain the strand moist. In this way you also need less sauce. PASTA SECRET #6: THE SAUCE I am not going to talk about the infinite variety of sauces you can prepare for your pasta but make sure you do not "over-sauce" pasta. Use just enough to cover the strands. In any case the right kind of pasta when cooked right is a veritable delight in itself.
Family time in the kitchen is always a great way to get everybody together to enjoy the rewards of cooking a great meal together. What is Involved? It all begins with the dough. The dough recipes are easy to make with simple ingredients. Most consist of flour eggs and oil. There are thousands of recipes with different types of flour semolina wheat and all-purpose. The trick is to learn create the right dough consistency and master the kneading technique. Once you have done that you have most of the work done. The only thing left is putting your dough through a pasta machine for the finished product before cooking. Please don t imagine though that any pasta roller machine will do. After all the effort you put into making great dough don t make the mistake of ruining your outcome of perfect pasta by buying inferior equipment to make the dough shapes.