How to Cook Fresh Pasta
Cooking fresh artisan pasta is a little different than making boxed dry pasta. Most notably, fresh pasta cooks faster. Remember:
1) Always salt the water you boil the pasta in. There's no set amount, but the water should taste salty - like seawater.
2) Cook thin fresh pasta (like spaghetti and tagliatelle) for 2-3 minutes and thicker fresh pasta (like casarecce and maccheroni rigati) for 3-4 minutes. Of course, you can always cook it for more or less - depending on your preference.
To best prepare your pasta dinner at home, Bayview Kitchen and Catering recommends the following:
- Preheat the sauce in a wide saucepan over medium-low heat to 165 degrees.
- Drain the pasta well after cooking.
- Add the cooked pasta to the warm sauce and gently stir to mix. Cook for 1 minute or until the pasta is well coated and looks delicious!