Do You Cook Pasta?

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Do You Cook Pasta?
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:53:50 PM »
Pasta


Tips:

    * Recipes that call for pasta usually intend for you to use dried pasta, since sauces cling to it better. 
    * The best dried pasta is made from 100% durum wheat semolina, and has a rough surface, the better to absorb sauces.
    * Fresh pasta absorbs flavors and works best with cream or cheese sauces.  It cooks faster than dried pasta.
    * Use lots of water when cooking pasta, at least a gallon per pound.  You can add salt to the water if you wish, but don't add oil.   Bring the water to a rolling boil before adding the pasta.  When the water returns to a boil, lower the heat to maintain a low boil.  Stir occasionally to keep the pasta from sticking together.  Don't cover the pot.
    * Pasta is ready when it's "al dente."  It should be cooked completely through, yet firm enough to offer some resistance to your bite. 
    * Drain the pasta in a colander, but don't rinse it unless you plan to use it in a casserole or pasta salad.  Reserve a small amount of the flavorful cooking liquid in case the pasta becomes too dry and needs to be moistened.  Serve it as soon as possible.
    * For pasta salads, select short, thick tubes or shapes of dried pasta for pasta salad.  Don't use egg pasta or fresh pasta.
    * For casseroles, select tubes with thick walls or sturdy shapes.  Cook them for two-thirds of the recommended time in water, then let them finish cooking in the oven. 
    * Different kinds of pasta cook at different rates, so select shapes of similar sizes if you're combining them.
    * If you use a low-quality pasta, be sure to cook it in plenty of water to prevent it from getting gummy. 
    * Don't freeze cooked pasta unless it's in a baked casserole.
    * Many pasta shapes comes in different sizes.  The Italian suffix "ini" means smaller (e.g., spaghettini is a thin version of spaghetti), while "oni" means larger.


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« Last Edit: February 24, 2008, 07:57:58 PM by Myla »
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Re: Do You Cook Pasta?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 09:31:43 PM »
i don't cook especially pasta but i love to eat so much..
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Re: Do You Cook Pasta?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 09:50:40 PM »
seafood pasta, i perfected this!

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Re: Do You Cook Pasta?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 12:17:48 PM »
lami tan awon ni sya uy pero samot ni na daghan ug carbs
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Re: Do You Cook Pasta?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 08:45:36 PM »
yah.. i know how and what i love more to cook is pansit..
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 08:49:11 PM »
yah.. i know how and what i love more to cook is pansit..
ganahan diay kag pansit yan? paluto kog pansit beh kay ganahan pud ko..
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Re: Do You Cook Pasta?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2008, 05:01:59 AM »
yah deejay.. and i missed cooking! puro bili nalang dito, doon, dyan.. alam mo na.. to save time..
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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2008, 08:08:03 AM »
u want pasta pala? sige, ipagluto kita ng baked mac...
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Re: Do You Cook Pasta?
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2008, 04:26:35 PM »
sus ug pasagdahan ang mga bilbil sigi jud ko eat pasta!

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« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2008, 05:22:38 PM »
pero ang ganda ng katawan mo dito mare sa vatar o?anong ginawa mo ba?