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But this device makes it the easiest. It has an inbuilt strainer. All you have to do is lift the device and strain. Yes it s that simple! 4. If you order a Pasta Boat you will also get the Stay Cool handles. You can use these to lift the boat while it is still hot. But what makes them truly amazing is that they can also be used to measure pasta. 5. And lastly the unbelievable price. Pay $10 and you will get the Pasta Boat Stay Cool Handles and a Recipe Booklet absolutely free. This is truly a cost-effective solution to all your pasta making woes. The Pasta Boat is one of the most ingenious kitchen aids you can find one that will save you hours of effort burnt fingers and all the woes that usually accompany pasta making. If you are a die-hard Italian food fan then I am sure you would love to cook Italian food as well. Making pasta at home is very simple and could be quite a joyride. It is expensive and difficult to step out to a restaurant each time you feel like having pasta.
Store bought pasta is one of the most convenient foods around and the dried pasta can be stored in your pantry for a very long time but fresh pasta has a delicate flavor and texture that makes it worth the extra effort. With so many fresh pastas available today why should you make your own? The main reason I like making homemade pasta is because I can control the ingredients and flavors. Store bought fresh pasta contains preservatives and chemicals that can easily be avoided when you make your own pasta. You are also limited only by your imagination when choosing the flavors of your own pasta. Homemade ravioli is best because you can fill it with anything you want and you can avoid the high fat meats common in many commercially prepared ravioli. Homemade pasta is not difficult at all to make once you learn how to make the dough and how to cut your fresh pasta into your desired shape. It is even possible to make chocolate pasta! Do you need a Pasta Machine? It is quite possible to make homemade pasta dough and simply cut it with a knife on a cutting board however a pasta machine will take the work out of some of the kneading and will give your dough a good consistency and uniform thickness.
In almost every case if it is written in English you will be told to cook the pasta way beyond its Al Dente phase. Why? Because most Americans are used to pre-cooked pasta at restaurants prepared hours in advance (gag!) and placed in a refrigerator to be reheated with your chosen sauce when you order. Or they are accustomed to (Oh my God no) canned pasta products. So while you can use the cooking time as a guide the key to perfect pasta is to drain it the minute it begins to fold easily and still has a bit of crunchiness to it. The only way you can achieve this is to keep an eye on it. Stir it regularly as it boils and test it with a fork or spoon. Remember once you drain it the pasta will keep cooking on its own. By the time you add it to your sauce or accompaniment over a moderate heat in a pan it continues to cook as well. This technique is called In Patella or In The Pan in Italian. Thick macaroni products (ziti farfalle rotini) will take slightly longer to cook than spaghetti varieties. The thinner the spaghetti variety the Less time it will take to cook al dente. Angel hair pasta can take less than two minutes to cook if your going to finish it properly In Patella where it will continue to cook or soften. And Never Ever Ever rinse pasta. You will destroy its flavor make it soft and destroy the ultimate pasta experience. So remember Never Ever Ever rinse pasta. Another excellent professional pasta cooking tip is to save a cup or so of the cooking water before draining in the event that your pasta needs more moisture when you add it to your sauce or accompaniment. Adding fresh water will destroy the pastas flavor as if you have rinsed it. So just in case keep a cup of the cooking water handy.