The reason why you should never throw away the water after cooking pasta

The reason why you should never throw away the water after cooking pasta

Are you one of those peoples who could eat pasta every single day? Well, it turns out that we all make one big mistake when we cook spaghetti or penne when we merely pour all the pasta water down the drain…

Who doesn’t do this? You’ve finished cooking your pasta and then you pour all the water you’ve used immediately down the drain. It’s something we all do but really shouldn’t, because pasta water is actually really useful.

Creamy pasta dishes

In Italian cuisine, pasta water is usually reused to help make the sauce. When your pasta is cooked, it would be best to drain it over a separate container or to scoop a few ladles of the stuff out before you throw it away.

Put the pasta back in the saucepan, add the sauce and, depending on how much you are making, add some of the pasta water as well. Stir everything thoroughly so that everything is combined, and the pasta absorbs the sauce really well. Thanks to the addition of some of this water, everything will now be a lot creamier – just delicious!

This trick works with all sauces, whether it’s carbonara, Bolognese, cream sauces and more!

Water and pesto

As for sauces made from herbs, such as pesto, it’s important to make sure that the water isn’t too hot, as it can burn the herbs and cause their taste to become slightly bitter.

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You could also mix pesto with some pasta water in order to make more of it. Sprinkle some parmesan over the finished dish and Bon Appetite! And you can try this straight away, we have lots of delicious recipe ideas right here for you to try!

Lindsay Wilson
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