Ciao, how are you ? As you maybe know, cooking pasta is for us Italians art and we want to spread it 😉 In this article I will show you how to cook your pasta like an Italian with an easy recipe. perfectly like Italian do. There are a lot of others articles about how Italians cook pasta, but not written by Italians and some of them I would not recommend. Here are the steps you should follow.
Guide how to cook pasta like an Italian – Recipe
1 . Put salt when the water is boiling
For your perfect Italian pasta like from an Italian made you have to study first some important things. The amount of salt is considered by some Italian chef on 10g every 100g pasta in a 1l pot. Don’t put first the pasta and then the salt, the cold pasta cools the water. The amount of pasta varies: 100-150 g per person when the pasta is served as a main dish. Now it is normal if your adrenaline is increasing;) Lets head on to the second part of how to cook pasta like an Italian.
2. Stir the Italian pasta every minute
You don’t want the pasta to stick, therefore stir it ! It will make your pasta a lot better, especially when cooking Spaghetti. There is nothing worse than Spaghetti’s couples or triples or quartets and so on. So keep stiring the pasta with love 😉
3. Put the Italian pasta out when it is al dente
You should watch the cooking time of your kind of pasta, it is always written on the pack. Never boil your pasta more than it is written on it, the result will be a bad soft pasta. For Italians there exist nothing worse than a overcooked pasta. Try before putting out the pasta!
4. Prepare in an other pot your tomato sugo
When putting in your pasta in the boiled salted water you should prepare a pot with the tomato sugo and let it boil the same amount of time as your pasta. By the way, Barilla has some ready sugos who are delicious find it here. Barilla Pasta & Sugo
5. Put herbs like basil at the end in your boiling tomato sugo
To give your tomato sugo the best taste you should put basil at the end, so the flavour of the herbs will effect as much as possible your tomato sugo. You can find fresh basil in supermarkets, basil should be fresh to enable the strong aroma.
6. Use a sieve where you put your boiling pasta
When your pasta is al dente, put the water with the pasta in a sieve and don’t cool the pasta with cold water, never! Let it in the sieve and put it then in the pot with the tomato basil sugo and stir.
7. Put the pasta in the tomato sugo and add parmigiano cheese and olive oil
Serve your delicious Italian pasta on a plate, Italians, the parmigiano cheese and pasta are inseparable, so is the olive oil. It is 100 % worth spending a big more money on a high quality olive oil. Having added these two ingredients on top of your pasta, the Italian dish is ready to impress your guest or yourself. Try it out! That was the perfect Recipe to cook pasta like an Italian.
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