Preparation
1. Fill a large, tall pot with cold water. For each portion – 100 to 150 g per person – use 1 liter of water. • Pasta has to have enough room to float freely while cooking; otherwise, it will stick together, cook unevenly and the flavor will suffer. • Adding oil to the water will in no way prevent pasta from sticking together.
2. Cover and bring water to a boil. Do not salt until water is boiling – 1 TBSP (10g) per liter of water and portion of pasta. • Salted water needs longer to boil; therefore, do not add the salt until after the water has started boiling. • Reduce salt quantity somewhat and add 2-3 bay leaves, 1-2 chili peppers, 2-3 cloves of garlic, fresh herbs or parsley – depending on the recipe
3. When the water is at a full rolling boil and the salt has dissolved, put in the pasta all at once. Stir well occasionally, so the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pot. • When cooking short pasta, stir with a wooden ladle; for long pasta, use a fork or long chopsticks (extra long chopsticks can be purchased in Asian specialty shops or the household departments of major department stores). • Adding salt after cooking is ineffective: the salt – in dissolved form – is absorbed gradually, together with the water during cooking.
4. Cook pasta uncovered and keep the water fully boiling at all times. Observe the cooking time on the package. Shortly before the end of the specified time, check the consistency of the pasta. As soon as it is tender, but still firm inside (al dente, or firm to the bite), pour 1 cup of cold water into the pot to interrupt the cooking process.
5. Drain pasta immediately in a large strainer. For some recipes, you will want to save several tablespoons of the water for tossing the pasta or thinning the sauce. • Pasta can be kept warm temporarily by leaving it in a small amount of the cooking water. But it will continue to cook. • Never rinse pasta with cold water after straining: it will immediately become lukewarm and lose its firmness when warmed up. 6. Allow pasta to drain somewhat, then mix with part of the sauce right away, to prevent it from sticking together. • Instead of sauce, mix a little olive oil or butter with the hot pasta. 7. Always arrange pasta on pre-warmed bowls or plates and serve immediately.

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Kochtipps

Tips and tricks for cooking with pasta

Pasta is fast and easy to cook. With the following tricks your pasta will always turn out well, so you will be a pasta expert in no time! Surprise yourself and your guests again and again!

Tips for preparing pasta salads

Pasta salads are a welcome meal plan alternative and not only in the summer. The following tips make them fast and easy to prepare; you are limited only by your imagination.

• Short pasta varieties such as Krawättli (bow-ties), spirals or penne are ideal for pasta salads. Tricolor pasta (such as Trattoria Capelletti Tricolore) enables very attractive color combinations.

• Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. It is important that the pasta remains firm to the bite (al dente). To prevent overcooking or swelling, pour the pasta into a strainer immediately after cooking and rinse briefly under cold flowing water. This prevents the pasta from sticking together in the salad. Now you can stir in a little oil and cool the pasta in the refrigerator.

• Let your imagination run wild when putting together the remaining ingredients. You can set color accents with chili peppers, and herbs give the salad that extra touch.

• To allow the flavor of the individual ingredients to fully develop, the salad should always be prepared somewhat in advance. Before serving, keep at room temperature for at least one hour and mix the pasta and sauce just before serving, so that the latter does not spoil.

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