10 Essential Tips to Cook Pasta
& Make your Partner Fall in Love with You
Did you organize a romantic dinner ? What is better then Italian food to make your other half fall in love with you? Pasta is the Queen of Italian cuisine , it is the base, so you cannot fail to cook it, but don't worry it is sufficient to follow these simple tips to cook pasta perfectly!
1) THE POT
First of all it is important to choose the right pot, it should be large enough to contain the water and the pasta, because if there's too much water it will come out when boiling and put the flame out of the game. In case of spaghetti the pot must be high enough to contain them, never break spaghetti .
Use the right amount of water, otherwise your pasta will roast. Every 3.5oz of pasta you should use 1L of water.
Don't put too much salt in the cooking water because you will not be able to fix it later! The right amount is more or less 2 tsp per liter and it must be added to the water when it starts boiling. In addition cooking salt is better then table salt.
4) RIGHT TIME
The pasta must be put in the water only when it is boiling and the salt is completely melted.
5) GIVE A STIR
If you don't want to make your pasta stick at the bottom of the pot, give a gentle stir from time to time.
There's really no need to start a fire to cook a good pasta - a medium flame is usually enough (unless you are preparing pasta for a crowd of people in a really huge pot).
7) COOKING TIME
Check the cooking time on the package of pasta and taste the cooking level of your pasta one or two minutes before. If it's still a bit too hard keep cooking it for a while, but don't overcook it, otherwise you'll eat glue!
When you have cooked your pasta for the right amount of time, put the flame off and drain it. Always remember to save a glass of cooking water: you may need to add it to your sauce to moisten everything up, if it seems to thick!
9) DON’T WAIT TOO MUCH
Pasta must be served immediately and enjoyed hot, there's nothing worse than a cold, sticky dish of pasta.
10) A LAST TIP
Last but not least, if you want to make your pasta tastier, instead of putting everything in a bowl, finish to cook the drained pasta it in the pot with the sauce you prefer and the cooking water! You will spot the difference.
And, if you are hoping a kiss from your beloved, choose carefully the pasta types: as Lady and the Tramp teaches us, spaghetti are the best option to steal a kiss!