Few meals go down better in our house than an always satisfying pasta. Find Italian classics and new creations sure to impress at any meal. And don't forget to take a look at our homemade fresh pasta recipe.
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Tips for perfect pasta
- Buy the right pasta. To get truly al dente results, look for pasta made with 100% durum semolina, which is what every Italian will swear by
- Don’t skimp on salt. Put in a healthy amount once the water has boiled but before the pasta goes in. The water should be as salty as sea water – too little and the pasta may end up too bland
- Don’t trust the cook timings on the package. While a useful guide, your results may vary. I put on a timer for a couple minutes less than the minimum time on the package, and then test regularly from there until I’m happy with the firmness of the pasta
- Mix the sauce and pasta before plating. No Italian would serve a plate of pasta and then pour sauce over it. Mixing it before plating allows the flavours of the sauce to properly coat and flavour the pasta