How to cook your perfect pasta & sauce

How to cook your perfect pasta & sauce
  1. Fill a large sized pot 3/4 full of water and add a tablespoon of salt – it should taste like the sea – bring to a boil.
  2. Add your sauce to a frying pan and gently heat – don’t let it boil frantically as you can change the taste of the sauce! To get the last bit of sauce out of your jar – add a tablespoon of your pasta water to the jar – swirl and add to saucepan!
  3. Making sure your water is at a rolling boil, add your loose pasta and cook for 1.5minutes less than the instructions on the back of the pasta pack.
  4. Lift your pasta out of the boiling water and put directly into your hot saucepan & sauce. Now it can begin absorbing all that sauce and release its last bit of starch to make the sauce even better. Be sure to add some extra starchy pasta water – some spoonfuls – and keep on stirring gently. Your sauce should now be emulsifying – if it looks a bit too dry add some more pasta water, if it looks watery – keep everything moving (toss at your own risk!) and you’ll see it all thicken up. The whole sauce affair should not take longer than about 3 minutes!
  5. Serve directly onto plates, sprinkle your favourite topping with a generous hand! Buon Appetito!

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