How to cook Pasta like an Italian

The easiest thing to do might seem like boiling the pasta but in reality cooking it the Italian way is not as simple as it might seem!

Check out the step-by-step guide, or watch the video below, and let us know what you think when it comes to cooking pasta like a pro ;-).

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  1. MEASURE THE PASTA: Measure about 80 grams (3 oz) per person if serving it as a first course with more dishes to follow. 
  2. BOIL THE WATER: Measure 1 litre of water for every 100g (3,5 oz) of pasta. Fill a big pot with cold water and bring it to a boil. Put a lid on the pot while you are waiting for the water to boil.
  3. SALT THE WATER: Measure 7 g of Kosher salt for every litre of water. We recommend salting the water after it has started to boil. Put the pasta in the water only after that the water has boiled again.
  4. COOK: Put pasta in and stir it. Stir even now and then.
  5. COOK UNTIL AL DENTE:  Many pasta packages will include a recommended cooking time. If you want your pasta to be al dente, you can stop cooking it a minute before the package instructions indicate it should be done. When cooked al dente, pasta should be tender outside and firm to the bite. 
  6. DRAIN THE PASTA: By using a slotted spoon, or a strainer, drain the pasta.
  7. COMBINE WITH THE SAUCE: Add the cooked pasta directly to the sauce, in a large pan big enough to hold the pasta. Stir everything together on low heat, coating the pasta completely in the sauce.

Now that you are a cooking-pasta pro, take a look at our blog and choose among many pasta recipes.

Buon appetito!

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