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The One Major Mistake You're Making When Cooking Pasta

A guiltless blunder can prompt a disillusioning dish. We're arranging a mediation: this handy solution will do some amazing things. 

Cooking pasta with the without flaw still somewhat firm surface—which means firm-yet-delicate without a trace of softness—takes procedure. Careful discipline brings about promising results, yet this could mean a lifetime of overcooked ziti before you nail it like nonna could. 

In order to speed things up, we're here to share the one effectively avoidable (yet amazingly normal) botch many home cooks make with pasta: heating up your noodles in a pot that is excessively little. 

Why it's awful 

First off, on the off chance that you use long noodles, they probably won't fit except if you break them first. In any case, paying little heed to the pasta's shape or size, it will wind up clingy and sticky when cooked in an undersized pot. 

"At the point when you add pasta to a modest quantity of water, it brings down the temperature of the water generously more than if you added it to a lot of water, so the water will take more time to come back to a bubble. Meanwhile, the pasta will sit at the base of the pot and begin to cluster up and become soft except if you are careful about blending," says culinary expert Michael Symon, the proprietor of five cafés in Cleveland and an Iron Chef on the Food Network's Iron Chef America. Likewise, your proportion of pasta starch to water will be excessively high: another reason for staying. 

Do this 

Except if you're cooking a solitary serving of pasta (in which case you can pull off a littler pot), do as Italian grandmas do: Fill a huge 5-or 6-quart pot with water and let it go to a quick bubble. At that point include 2 tablespoons of salt (and don't be timid—proficient cooks state pasta water should taste as salty as the ocean). At long last, include your pasta and mix it once in a while until it's still somewhat firm.