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How to cook pasta?

  1. cupid51 profile image75
    cupid51posted 7 years ago

    How to cook pasta?

    I have taken pasta in restaurants but I want to make it at home. Tell me an easy process for cooking pasta.

  2. Nick B profile image82
    Nick Bposted 7 years ago

    I haven't made my own pasta, but have a real fondness for it and am happy to eat the packet variety.

    Most packet pasta is simply boil for however long it suggests in salted water.

    I have found that whilst the instructions tell you maybe eight to ten minutes of boiling, you should test a piece first as often it's still hard.

    Pasta should be 'al dente' or to the tooth, which means it should have a little bit of resistance to biting and not be totally sloppy, but you're the best judge of what this point should be.

    Drain the pasta once cooked and sprinkle with a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

    Toss the ingredients for a few seconds to ensure it's all mixed and then either add the sauce or place on the plate or in the bowl.

    Molto bene!

  3. rkhyclak profile image61
    rkhyclakposted 7 years ago

    Hi! I have two hubs that may help you. One is a recipe for homemade pasta and the other is how to cook fresh pasta:



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    Derdriuposted 7 years ago

    It always takes exactly 7 minutes after the boiling point for my sister's pasta to be at the al dente stage. I personally prefer a shorter time for cooking pasta because I prefer pasta just before the al dente stage.

  5. Forest_Parks profile image60
    Forest_Parksposted 7 years ago

    Hi I just published a hub on this subject: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-cook-pasta-easy