Monday, February 8, 2010
A great new way to cook your pasta.
Chef Elio Sironi, fom Bulgari Hotel, Milan, reveals that the best way to cook pasta is passive cooking.
Pasta has to boil only for two minutes, from when the water start to boil, after you toss the pasta in.
Then you turn off the cooker, put on the pan's lid, and let stay until the end of the cooking time.
For example, the cooking time is 11 minutes.
When the salted water boils, you toss the pasta, stir it, wait until the water boils again.
Count two minutes.
Turn off the cooker.
Put the lid on.
Let sit for the remaining 9 minutes.
Drain the pasta.
Season and serve.
Today for lunch I had to try this system.
I made spaghetti, whose cooking time was 7 minutes.
They came out so nice, al dente, and very tasty.