There is a misconception that cooking pasta is super easy, all you have to do is dump it in boiling water, walk away for ten minutes come back and it’s ready! But we can assure you it’s not that easy. From properly salting the water to using the right amount of water, there’s actually a lot that goes into cooking the perfect pasta. So we have compiled a few pasta perfect tips for cooking it right!
This will prevent your pasta sticking together. This happens as the pasta‘s starches are released within the first few minutes of cooking, causing pasta to stick to together.
In contrast to popular belief oil doesn’t prevent the pasta from sticking together whilst cooking, if anything it will actually coat the pasta and prevent your sauce from sticking to your noodles properly.
Reserve some of the cooking liquid in case you need it to make your sauce. Pasta water contains starches which help to thicken up sauces, make them glossy, and coat all noodles perfectly.