5 Pasta Rules You Should Never Break

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5 Pasta Rules You Should Never Break

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While cooking pasta perfectly does not require a lot of advanced skill, but it does need close attention to some of the primary rules of pasta, which one should never break.

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From spaghetti to penne, the kind of pasta you use can change the overall presentation and_texture of a dish. Thus, never approach pasta in a one size fits all approach.

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As the pasta boils, starches are released into the liquid, which is exactly what you want if you're emulsifying it with your sauce. Cooking in too much water can leave you with less starch.

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Cooking your sauce first will allow the flavors to become more robust. It will also give your sauce a thicker consistency.

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Generously add salt to your boiling water before adding pasta. Plain pasta is practically flavorless, so it is going to need a lot of seasoning in order to elevate the flavour.

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Al dente is the level of doneness you want to aim for when cooking pasta. Basically, not too hard but definitely not too soft.

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